Profiling set for beneficiaries of Northern Mindanao’s P6K cash subsidy
MALAYBALAY CITY (BukidnonNews.net/ 08 April 2020)—Barangay officials in the region are poised to do the house-to-house profiling of informal sector workers and daily wage earners for the country’s Social Amelioration Program.
Thus said Charmaine Tadlas, information officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 10. She said 892,576 households hit by the coronavirus crisis will receive cash assistance of Php 6,000 based on the regional minimum wage.
She said they partnered with local government units and barangay officials to do the profiling as DSWD could not do it on its own. On April 7, DSWD Region 10 posted on Facebook that they are still printing forms for the Social Amelioration Cards, which will be distributed to barangay officials next week.
Beneficiaries will include the following: senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant or nursing women, solo parents, OFWs in distress, indigenous peoples, homeless, informal settlers, farmers, fisherfolk, house help, drivers of public utility vehicles, sari-sari storeowners, and those under no-work no-pay arrangements.
Recipients of the government’s unconditional cash transfer program will automatically be included for social amelioration.
Tadlas said residents must wait for the house visits as they are not allowed to go to the DSWD offices or the city and barangay halls to be included in the list.
Other families in the country will receive Php 5,000 to Php 8,000 of cash subsidy depending on their region’s minimum wage.