Wednesday, March 25, 2020

18 million families to get cash aid under Philippines' coronavirus stimulus (COVID-19)

Some 18 million poor Filipino families will receive cash aid for 2 months to help them rebuild their lives from the coronavirus pandemic, based on a stimulus law that President Rodrigo Duterte signed late Tuesday.

The monthly subsidies, ranging from P5,000 to P8,000 per family are part of the "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act" which also gave the 74-year-old Duterte special powers to deal with the contagion. Read More