At least 10,000 individuals in Benguet Province are expected to receive P5,000 cash as part of Cong. Eric Go Yap’s Arangkada Program which aims to help indigents in the province cope up with the current economic crisis.
Close to 400 individuals received the pay – out Friday, October 22 during its launching in the town of Kibungan were Yap, together with town and DSWD officials led the simple turn – over to beneficiaries.
The recipients, according to Yap, were those who did not receive any cash aid from the national government such as the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), among others.
Yap said beneficiaries include individuals from the transports sector, senior citizens, miners, and those who were not able to avail of the different aids coming from the national government.
“Kaya po arangkada, ibig sabihin umaarangkada na ang tulong at hindi po titigil and tulong. Itong arangkada ay nakita ko kay Sec. Erwin Tulfo kung pano sya tumulong kaya ang dinala ko sa Benguet, meron tayong youth assistance program, Tupad, at AICS (assistance to individuals in crisis situation),” Yap added.
Yap said the funding for the Arangkada Program was coursed thru AICS under DSWD.
Aside from the arangkada, Yap said additional beneficiaries under Tupad is expected to receive their pay-out later this year.
Since June this year, Yap’s office has funded P130 million worth of medical assistance for patients outside Benguet General Hospital and P15 million worth of various educational, travel, and burial assistance to indigents in the province.
More than 6,000 college and senior high school students also benefitted under the youth assistance program while more than 3,900 families were able to receive family packs through the mobile tulong.