18 Million Poor Filipinos will Receive 5,000 to 8,000 Pesos on Bayanihan to Heal as One Act


Eighteen (18) million poor Filipino families would receive P5,000 to P8,000 financial assistance for two months as the bill called "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act" has been approved by the Senate on March 24.

Senator Pia Cayetano disclosed this when she presented for plenary approval on March 23 the Senate Bill 1413 that she and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III filed to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

“The remaining 18 million families work in the informal economy, or are poor or near-poor. If they do not work, they have no income. “No work, no pay”, “isang kahig isang tuka,” ika nga,” she said in her sponsorship speech.

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