The Quezon City government will grant additional cash aid to qualified solo parents, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and senior citizens to help them cope with the increasing prices of basic goods and commodities.
The target beneficiaries of the monthly PHP500 cash for a maximum of 12 months are the “extremely poor”. Only one member per family will be allowed to receive the aid.
The beneficiary must not be a recipient of other regular financial assistance such as social pension and cash transfer programs.
After 12 months, the beneficiary may re-apply for inclusion in the program.
Persons applying as target beneficiary must present a proof of identity, residency, indigent status issue not earlier than six months prior to the application date, and proof of status as senior citizen, solo parent or PWD.
“Isa itong paraan para mapagaan ang epekto ng pandemya at pagtaas ng presyo ng bilihin, lalo na sa mga senior citizen, solo parents at PWDs (This is one way to help alleviate the effect of the pandemic and the increasing prices of goods, especially for senior citizens, solo parents, and PWDs),” Mayor Joy Belmonte said in a statement. “Malaki ang maitutulong nito para sa kanilang araw-araw na gastusin sa pagkain, gamot at iba pang pangangailangan (This is a big help for their everyday expenses for food, medicine, and other needs)”.
Source: Philippines News Agency