Manila Bulletin

Workers not covered by ECQ cash assistance to receive ₱2,000 from QC gov’t


Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte yesterday announced that displaced workers who did not qualify for the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) cash aid by the national government program will receive P2,000 under the Kalingang QC program.

“We will prioritize persons who are physically residing in Quezon City and not receiving ayuda under the national government’s ECQ financial assistance and those who will not receive any form of cash aid,” Mayor Belmonte said.

Under Executive Order No. 19 S-2021, financial assistance will be given to residents who will not receive wages or other sources of livelihood as well as self-employed individual­s not permitted to work during the duration of the ECQ until Aug. 20.

“The order applies to any employment status, whether regular, probationa­ry, seasonal, part-time, project-based or fixed-term employees,” Belmonte said.

Eligible applicants may fill up and submit applicatio­n forms together with documentar­y requiremen­ts to their respective barangays.

All approved applicants will be notified by the Social Services Developmen­t Department (SSDD) as to the mode of how aid is to be received, whether via direct cash payout, electronic or digital means, cash card payments, or transfer of funds through the local government.

Documentar­y requiremen­ts include QCitizen ID or government-issued ID, showing the address of the beneficiar­y, and a certificat­ion from the employer or pay slip showing non-receipt of salary for the duration of the ECQ.

Self-employed individual­s may present a residence certificat­e from the barangay and the undertakin­g that their jobs are not permitted work or occupation during ECQ, thus leaving them with no income.

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