PBBM heads distribution of gov’t aid to Pampanga residents
PBBM heads distribution of gov’t aid to Pampanga residents
PBBM heads distribution of gov’t aid to Pampanga residents
by Daylight Abas07 August 2023
Photo courtesy: Presidential Communications Office

President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. on Monday headed the distribution of various government assistance to Pampanga communities devastated by the recent disaster, and assured them of the government's ongoing support.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Department of Agriculture (DA) are among the agencies that provided aid to Pampanga citizens.

Because of the shifting weather caused by climate change, the President stated that the government must focus on the welfare of the people at times of significant flooding.

During the ceremony, the DSWD gave food packs and P10,000 apiece to 1,000 beneficiaries under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) Program.


The DOLE, on the other hand, distributed Php2.3 million to 500 Pampanga residents as part of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating mga Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program.

The DOLE has a P65 million backup fund for about 14,000 TUPAD participants and downloaded another P30 million for the TUPAD program in Pampanga on August 4 through its regional office.

The agency also provided Php 6.4 million in livelihood assistance to seven LGUs under its DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP), namely Candaba, Macabebe, Masantol, Arayat, Porac, and Sta. Ana is from Pampanga.

Another participating agency, the DA, awarded the Province of Pampanga a certificate worth P21.6 million, which includes 13,354 bags of certified seeds worth Php20.2 million to 8,723 farmer-beneficiaries; 186 bags of hybrid yellow corn and 15 bags of open-pollinated variety worth Php1.1 million to 154 farmer-beneficiaries; and assorted vegetable seeds worth P230,000 to 162 farmer-beneficiaries.


Following the distribution of relief, President Marcos attended a status briefing at the Pampanga Capitol to review the damage caused by recent typhoons and widespread floods in the province in order to identify extra assistance that could be offered to the affected populace.

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