PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday led the distribution of cash grants to the beneficiaries of the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) in Cebu City.
A total of 1,531 beneficiaries flocked to Cebu Technological University (CTU) gymnasium to receive the cash grants.
The grants, however, were intended for a total of 2,536 qualified
The Chief Executive said the government has been addressing the needs of Filipinos in terms of free education, health care, and social assistance.
Duterte urged government workers to “continue serving the people with utmost dedication, honesty, and humility and help him in making the country more progressive.”
“We are workers of government and we work for the people,” Duterte said.
“As I have said before, the presidency is a gift from God. I should not waste it because not everyone is given this kind of opportunity,” he added.
The UCT is a social welfare benefit provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which seeks to provide 10 million indigent beneficiaries with cash assistance amounting to P200 per month totaling P2,400 for 2018 and P300 per month totaling P3,600 for 2019 and 2020.
The UCT grants are transferred through the existing Land Bank account or cash card of the recipients while those without cash card or ATM card can get their money through scheduled and coordinated pay-out.