Senator seeks faster SAP distribution

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go yesterday urged local government units (LGUs) to fast-track the distribution of aid under the social amelioration program to low-income families affected by the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. “We must speed up the provision of ayuda, especially that the ECQ has been extended. The aid must be released to the recipients, in cash or in kind,” Go said. “I think LGUs opted to give the assistance in cash for faster distribution.” A total of 22.9 million low-income Filipinos or 80 percent of the population residing…

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