Bing to DWSD: Reinstate original number of subsidy beneficiaries

first_img“We protest this belated and untimelyadjustment in the strongest terms,” Leonardia lamented, pointing  out that the original quota was “alreadyshort of our need” and thousands of families had already been made tobelieve that they can expect assistance from the nationalgovernment.   The mayor further said that it was “madeclear to us previously that the quota of 103,658 families excludes thosealready enjoying their social amelioration grants” such as PantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries, and those receiving similar grantsfrom the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor and Employment. According to Leonardia, the change in thequota means barangay captains “will now have to eliminate” 5,515families from their lists which were prepared on the basis of the originalquota. BACOLOD City – The local government unit hereis urging the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to“reinstate” the original number of beneficiaries in this city eligible for thesocial amelioration program. Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he was “shocked”after being informed by local social services head Pacita Tero that the quotaof 103,658 beneficiary-families in Bacolod that were supposed to receive thegrants had been slashed. He requested for an immediate writtenexplanation from DSWD 6 director Evelyn Macapobre on why the quota was cutwithout any warning, and after the barangay captains had already identified thefamilies concerned who are, by now, naturally expecting their share. The local social services office initiallyprovided a target number of beneficiaries, but it was later reduced to 98,143,according to Tero. “This is excruciatingly painful to thebarangay officials who will have to make this cut and, more so, to thosefamilies whose expectations will be crushed,” stressed Leonardia. Under Republic Act No. 11469, or theBayanihan to Heal as One Act, 18 million low-income families willreceive a subsidy of P5,000 to P8,000, depending on the region. In MetroManila, low-income households will receive the maximum of P8,000 per month forApril and May, given the higher minimum wage in the region./PNlast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC: DUNGLOE EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN QUARTER-FINALS

first_imgTony Boyle will be delighted his side topped their group and advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.Dungloe advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC following a hard fought win over Killybegs at Rosses Park, earlier this afternoon. In truth Dungloe squandered a number of golden goal chances which would’ve ensured a comfortable victory, but they found Killybegs goalkeeper Anthony O’Hara in inspired form.Dungloe started the game brightly and scores from Adrian Sweeney and Doalty Boyle helped settle the home side. Brendan McGuire was in fine form from placed balls and scored four frees in the first-half.Adrian Hanlon and Sweeney pointed for Dungloe to send Tony Boyle’s side ahead by two at the break.Half-time score Dungloe 0-06 Killybegs 0-04The second-half was a nervy and scrappy affair, but it was Dungloe who dominated possession. They had a couple of great chances to put the game to bed, but were once again denied by a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping.Dungloe added scores from Adrian Sweeney and Shaun Sharkey to keep their noses in front.Killybegs battled gamely in search of the elusive goal they required to advance, but Dungloe stood firm to book their place in the last eight.Tony Boyle’s side topped the group and will meet either St Michael’s, St Eunan’s or Ardara in the next round of the Donegal SFC. DONEGAL SFC: DUNGLOE EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal SFCdungloeGAAKillybegsnewsSportlast_img read more