Pasig to give P1 billion cash aid to residents- Mayor Vico Sotto

Pasig to give P1 billion cash aid to residents- Mayor Vico Sotto

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is hitting the headlines again for his governance while the whole island of Luzon is under the enhanced community quarantine.

Sotto said under his administration Pasig City will shell out P1 billion to help its residents to rebuild their lives.

Cash aid from the national government will only cover 93,000 of Pasig’s poorest families. The local government withdrew from its trust fund and postponed some projects to give P8,000 each to 150,000 other families, said Sotto. 
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
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"Hindi po kailangan na botante. Basta residente ng Pasig bibigyan po," he told DZMM. 
(They don't need to be voters. They will receive aid as long as they're residents of Pasig.) 
The young mayor admits that they lacked time and data to determine who among its residents should or should not get the supplemental assistance form the city. Sotto is urging residents of the city who are well off to decline the aid in lieu of the poorest families in their jurisdiction.

"Io-open natin sa lahat [ang assistance]. Hinihikayat na lang po natin iyong mga may kaya o okay pa na naman na huwag na lang nilang tanggapin iyong tulong or tanggapin nila, ibigay nila sa mas nangangailangan," he told DZMM. 
(We will open the assistance to everyone. We are encouraging wealthy residents or those who are still doing okay to decline the aid or accept it then give it to those who need it more.) 
Pasig city has yet to get the social welfare department's approved list of 93,000 families that the national government will help, said Sotto. 

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