FORMER Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his allies in Congress distributed cash aid to a number of residents in Baguio City and other key locations in Northern Luzon on Friday, July 2, as part of their weekly Sampung Libong Pag-Asa program.
Around 400 beneficiaries from Baguio, Pangasinan, and La Union will receive P10,000 each from Cayetano and his group. A total of 100 commenters on the program’s Facebook Livestream will also receive financial assistance.
Prior to the event, a pre-show called the Ayuda Bayanihan Caravan will be aired on Cayetano’s official FB page. A Sugod Bahay beneficiary and 10 FB commenters are expected to receive their cash aid in advance at the Baguio Convention Center.
Cayetano, his wife Taguig 2nd District Rep. Lani Cayetano, and their allies Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte, Jr.; Bulacan 1st District Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado; Batangas 2nd District Rep. Raneo Abu; Laguna 1st District Rep. Dan Fernandez; and ANAKALUSUGAN Partylist Rep. Mike Defensor will lead Friday’s programs.
They will be joined by Baguio City Rep. Mark Go; Pangasinan 5th District Rep. Ramon Guico III; La Union 1st District Rep. Pablo Ortega; Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino Jr.; La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III; Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong; Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim; and San Carlos City Mayor Julier Resuello.
Launched on May 1, the Sampung Libong Pag-asa campaign takes off from Cayetano’s economic recovery plan, which seeks to distribute cash aid to Filipino families to help them purchase their basic needs and revive their sources of income amid the ongoing pandemic.
The program has since distributed cash aid to more than 3,600 Filipinos, most of whom have invested a part of their aid to jumpstart their small businesses.