Cash subsidies per region under the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act
One of the provisions of the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act is to provide low-income households with subsidies ranging from PHP 5,000 to PHP 8,000. Here’s the breakdown of cash subsidies per region.
The breakdown was according to Albay Rep. Joey Salceda as acquired by the PTV via Daniel Manalastas.
The subsidy per region is determined from the region’s minimum wage levels as these are close approximations to the amount needed to buy basic food, medicine, and hygiene essentials. The target beneficiaries of the PHP 200 billion social amelioration program are the senior citizens, person with disabilities (PWDs), pregnant women, solo parents, overseas Filipinos in distress, indigenous people, homeless citizens, farmers, fishermen, self-employed, informal settlers, and employees who are affected by the “no work, no pay” policy such as house helpers, PUV drivers, and construction workers.