The Department of Social Welfare and Development announced that beneficiaries have already started receiving the second tranche of COVID-19 cash aid.
Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista said the 1.3 million Pantawid Pamilyang PIlipino cash card holders could now begin withdrawing the next financial assistance from the government.
“Ang kanilang ayuda ay na-credit na sa kanilang account kahapon. Sa susunod na linggo, susunod ang mga lugar kung saan nakapagsagawa na at natapos ang validation,” Bautista said.
[Aid for them has been credited to their accounts yesterday. Next week, areas where validation has been completed would come next.]
To recall, the distribution delay was caused by the validation process which was necessary to prevent duplication of beneficiaries.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque had said it would only take two days to distribute cash assistance to all qualified beneficiaries.
The government will tap an online cash system called ReliefAgad where beneficiaries can choose their preferred mode of payment – cash, PayMaya, GCash, or through bank accounts. If electronic transmission is not available, police and military personnel will assist in cash distribution.