President Rodrigo Duterte will give a P30,000 reward to anyone who could provide verified information on local officials stealing cash aid for social amelioration program beneficiaries, Malacañang Palace said Monday night.
“‘Pag napatunayan po ‘yong inyong reklamo sa korapsyon laban sa mga lokal na opisyales na kinukurakot ‘yong mga ayuda na pinamimigay ng gobyerno, P30,000 ang pabuya na ibibigay ng ating presidente sa inyo,” said Presidential spokesman Harry Roque in an inter-agency task force meeting.
(If your corruption complaint against the local officials who are stealing the aid given by the government, the President will provide you with P30,000 reward.)
“Alinsunod po ito sa zero tolerance ng ating presidente laban sa korapsyon, lalong-lalo na po roon sa mga kumakana at kumukurakot ng ayuda para sa mga mahihirap,” he added.
(This is in line with our president’s zero tolerance for corruption, especially among those who abuse and steal from the poor.)
Duterte also called out to Mayors to oversee the financial aid distribution. He cited a barangay kagawad, a certain Danilo Flores of Barangay San Agustin, Hagonoy, Bulacan, was accused of graft.
“Mayors naman [mayors please], kindly look into the people that you have commissioned to do the distribution doon sa pera [of the money],” the president said.
Duterte to give P30k reward for info on local officials stealing cash aid
“Mahirap na nga, ikaw may trabaho ka na, kagawad ka ah, p*t*ng*n* kukunin mo pa ‘yong pera ng mahihirap,” Duterte said, naming Flores.
(They are already poor, you, you already have a job. You’re a kagawad, son of ab * * * * you’re going to steal the poor’s money.)
Roque said people might report their concerns and complaints to the government officials at telephone number 8888. Callers provide their names and contact details if they are requesting for cash aid.
On March 31, President Duterte unveiled the ₱200-billion-worth of aid for low-income families affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
He described the financial aid as the “largest and widest social protection program in the country’s history.”
The Department of Social Welfare and Development is set to distribute social amelioration cards for cash assistance amid the global crisis.
Persons with disabilities, senior citizens, pregnant mothers, homeless persons, and workers in informal sectors would receive ₱5,000 and ₱8,000 cash aid from DSWD.