Vice President Leni Robredo targets distributing P216 billion worth of cash assistance of “ayuda” to help Filipinos recover from the COVID-19 crisis within her first 100 days as president if she gets elected next year.
“In our first 100 days, we will focus on addressing our most urgent problem—controlling the pandemic and mitigating its impact on our people’s lives,” Robredo said during a Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry forum.
“We will set aside P216 billion in the national budget for ayuda (aid) distribution to protect families from hunger and provide them with their basic needs without being forced to go to work,” she added.
Aside from distributing financial assistance, Robredo added her administration would also increase support for health workers, make COVID testing more accessible, improve hospital capacity, and intensify vaccination.
“We will not stop at vaccines: We will start stockpiling different COVID treatment medicines and deploy them to areas where there are shortages,” she said.
VP Leni also vowed to improve the implementation of the Universal Health Care Law.