CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan announced that around 105,048 families in the city had already received their cash assistance in just over a week since the distribution began.
This means that the Caloocan city government is now leading in the distribution of financial assistance from the national government compared to other cities in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Caloocan City Social Welfare and Development Department Action Officer Roberto Quizon said they utilized the service of University of Caloocan City students to serve as paymasters in different payout venues.
He added that the modern technology of money remittance company USSC helped them to expedite easily the distribution of cash aid.
“Sa ilalim ng direktiba ni Mayor Oca Malapitan ay sinisikap po natin na maabot o kung kakayanin ay matapos ang pamamahagi ng ayuda bago ang 15-day deadline,” Quizon said.
The city government targets to provide the 368,925 families on the master list provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) within or before the 15 days deadline set by the national government.
“Para sa mga benepisyaryo na hindi pa nakakatanggap ng text message para sa schedule ng pagtanggap ng ayuda, hintayin lamang po ito. Sa mga susunod na araw ay kasama na po ang inyong barangay sa ating mga bababaan,” Quizon lamented.