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Probe on ‘cash aid’ distribution farcical

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: “Useless,” described opposition City Councilor Jocelyn Rodriguez of the outcome of the probe about the distribution of the cash aid to the city’s 190,000 households here.

The Cagayan de Oro City’s local august body called for an investigation on how the city government distributed the cash aid amounting to more than P 767 million amid mounting plaints by city residents here.
The national government downloaded the P 767 million cash aid for distribution to about 190,000 households at P4,000 for a family of four and P 1,000 to P 3,000 for households with less than four members.
The cash assistance was released through the Department of Social Welfare Department (DSWD) regional office here for the residents when the city was placed under Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) in July and Augist this year.
City Councilor Edgar Cabanlas on  Monday called for an investigation in response to mounting complaints that only the political supporters got the cash aid while the names in the list released by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) were already dead.
On Wednesday, Rodriguez assailed by doubts and regrets the outcome of the probe describing it as “useless” after the city council failed to present the list of residents who benefited the cash aid.
She said that the absence of the complaining village chiefs and the failure of (CSWD) to present a credible list of beneficiaries, made the investigation ridiculous and useless.
“Obviously, the rubber stamp city council called for the probe to douse the complaints and to demonstrate loyalty to the widely despised city administration,” Rodriguez said in a talked with The Manila Times here. -0-
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