As part of its technical assistance, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that it will provide the list of beneficiaries of Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) to the local government units (LGUs) covered by the latest financial assistance of the government to low-income beneficiaries that are affected by the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine from March 29 to April 4.

The list of beneficiaries served in the ESP implementation may be used by the LGUs as a reference for identifying the individuals who will be given aid in their respective localities. Based on the issuance of the Department of Budget and Management, an eligible individual is entitled to PhP1,000.00, provided that the assistance given to a family should not exceed the cap of PhP 4,000.00.

DSWD added that the LGUs may include other beneficiaries such as low-income individuals living alone and belonging to the most affected and vulnerable sectors.

DSWD will provide the list to the LGUs today, at the earliest, to enable them to start the distribution of the aid to the qualified recipients that will be given in cash or in kind depending on the discretion of the LGUs.

The DSWD commits to assist the LGUs of the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the needed assistance. ###