Makati Mayor Abigail “Abby Binay” announced Monday that its local government would give P5,000 cash each to around 500, 000 qualified residents of the city starting on May 15 via e-money transfer.
Binay said the Makati LGU allocated a total of P2.7 billion for the cash aid, which she announced in the Facebook live session yesterday.
The mayor said eligible residents registered in the expanded Makati Economic Relief Program would get cash assistance regardless of their economic status.
“The MAKA-tulong 5K for 500K+ Makatizens program, which will cost P2.7 billion, is intended to provide much-needed financial assistance to residents on an individual basis, not per household, as we begin to emerge from the prolonged lockdown,” she said.
Mayor Abigail Binay sets qualification for Makati residents who are eligible for P5k cash aid
The Makati LGU sets the qualifications for the MAKA-tulong program:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- A resident of Makati or of any of the relocation sites managed by the Makati LGU in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, and Calauan, Laguna
- Must be registered either as a Makatizen Card holder, or as a Yellow Card holder under the Makati Health Program, or as a voter in Makati City
Binay explained that if both parents are qualified for the program, they will receive a total of P10,000. If their child is also eligible, they will receive a total of P15,00.
Even the grandparents who live with them are also qualified to receive financial aid under the “MAKA-tulong” program.
Unlike the national government’s Social Amelioration Program, the “MAKA-tulong” will still give P5,000 cash to 4Ps members, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities (PWD). Informal workers, and solo parents, are also eligible to get financial assistance.
Mayor Binay said she approved the program as early as April 21 but decided to let the SAP cash subsidy be distributed first.
The details of the application process and documents required will be published in the city’s official Facebook page, “My Makati.”
“A step-by-step guide to applying for the benefit will also be accessible through the web portal: www.proudmakatizen.com.”
For further inquiries, Makati officials said residents may contact the city’s hotlines at 8236-5795 or 8236-5796.