Catholic Church assures Govt help in cash aid

Catholic Church assures Govt help in cash aid

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The Catholic Church has given the government the assurance that it would do its part by providing relief and assistance to Filipinos, particularly the poor that has been most affected by the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or COVID-19.

“The Church is ready to help the national government in providing aid to the people, especially now that many poor families are in need of money for their everyday needs,” Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila, told the church-run Radio Veritas.

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
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Archdiocese of Manila has Caritas Manila as its social service arm, has distributed more than P1 billion worth of gift certificates to poor families, with each family receiving P1,000 worth of the gift check. The charity organization Catholic Relief Services (CRS) also provided P1.2-million initial assistance to persons with disabilities (PWD) and workers in the informal economy whose livelihoods were severely affected by the enhanced community quarantine across Luzon.

CRS Philippines has partnered with Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Inc. 

which has identified 116 persons with disabilities (PWDs) they will be provided with food and hygiene items.

aritas Pasig and Barangay Santo Rosario Kanluran in the municipality of Pateros is another partner of the Archdiocese, they will provide 150 informal workers with a cash aid of P5,000 each.

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