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Cash o bigas? Dodo Mandanas explains how P72M from prov’l gov’t will be spent

Apr 8, 2020 @ 8:26

Batangueños may not receive cash aid from the provincial government even if it has allotted P72 million for COVID-19 response.

In a letter dated April 6, Governor Dodo Mandanas explained that the money could be used by barangay officials to buy rice for distribution to residents.

“Hindi labag sa Guidelines sa pagpili at paggamit ng Cash Assistance na ₱72M na KUNG ang mga napili sa Barangay na tumanggap ng Cash Assistance mula sa Province ay TITIPUNIN ang tinanggap nilang cash at IBIBILI na lamang ng bigas para IPAMIGAY SA KARAMIHAN sa kani-kanilang Barangay,” he said.

Mandanas assured Batangueños that they will contiue to receive assistance from the provincial government amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, though he did not specify which form it will take.

He said the city or municipal government, as well as barangays, should also help Batangueños by spending their calamity fund.

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