The DSWD6 commended Local Government Units which have been responsive in its call for fast payout of Special AICS.
“Malaki ang pasasalamat namin sa mga LGUs. Although merong naiiwanan but a great majority of them are already more than halfway in the distribution of the Special AICS funds we entrusted to them. Patuloy nilang ginagawa ito kahit alam nating lahat na walang pinipili si COVID. Kaya, please sundin natin ang mga pinapatupad na health protocol sa lahat ng oras,” said Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre of DSWD Field Office VI.
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Based on records as of 8 a.m. Saturday, August 14, LGUs with more than 80 percent disbursement rate include Anilao, 99.42 percent; Banate, 89.74; Barotac Viejo, 83.41; Batad, 90.15; Cabatuan, 81.92; Calinog, 81.88; Carles, 94.68; Concepcion, 84.89; Estancia, 84.58; Maasin, 86.95; New Lucena, 90.97; Pototan, 81.15; San Dionisio, 84.75; San Miguel, 81.05; San Rafael, 83.72; Santa Barbara, 80.58; and Zarraga, 85.56.
So far, a total of 512,204 families have received the Special AICS with ₱1,685,889,000.00 disbursed.
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The Special AICS refers to the provision of the DSWD of the financial assistance to the affected individuals and families of a province, city, or municipality declared under a localized ECQ through the resolution/s of the IATF-EID (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases), as approved by the President Rodrigo Duterte.
Understanding Current Situation of Other Localities
While there are LGUs with high accomplishments, the agency also understands the current situation of other localities.
Request for extension of payout date has so far been approved for Iloilo City and Alimodian.
Other LGUs have also requested for extension.
“We continue in urging them for the fast payout, of course without compromising the health of the people. The purpose of Special AICS is to respond to the needs of the people during the ECQ kaya kailangang maibigay na sa kanila,” the Director said.
In Iloilo City and Province, 665,561 families are targeted to benefit from the intervention with a P2.6 billion stimulus package.