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Cavite Gov. Remulla appeals to the President for middle class' inclusion in social amelioration program

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla on Monday wrote an appeal letter to President Rodrigo Duterte to include the "middle class" citizen in the government's social amelioration program amid COVID-19 crisis.
In an open letter addressed to President Duterte, Remulla asked the president to consider the middle class to be a part of the government's social amelioration program as he identified them as those "who have climbed their way up in life."
The social amelioration program is a two-month emergency subsidy intended for the poorest of the poor affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
"They may not get as much as the poorest of the poor but please consider their welfare. They are often over looked. They pay the most taxes. They keep our economy alive. They are mostly law abiding citizens. They need a break," Remulla said.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development, as assigned by the government, started distributing last week cash aid to poor Filipino families as part of its social amelioration program.
The subsidies, ranging from P5,000 to P8,000, aim to benefit 18 million poor Filipino families, including beneficiaries of the government's Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
"It is a time of crisis for everyone. Not just the poorest of the poor, but also those who have built much but not enough. They are barely surviving," Remulla added.
Under the Philippines' coronavirus response law, Bayanihan to Heal as One, the Department of Budget and Management last Friday released an initial P100 billion to fund the state's cash aid program which will cover the first of 2 months of social amelioration for 18 million household. (FCSC)

Last Modified: 2021-Nov-30 15.08.44 UTC+0800