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  • How to Qualify and Apply For Makati City's P5,000 Financial Aid Per Qualified Resident

    There are only three requirements to qualify for Makati City's cash aid program.
    by Rachel Perez .
How to Qualify and Apply For Makati City's P5,000 Financial Aid Per Qualified Resident
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  • The MAKA-Tulong 5K for 500K+ program, which Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay announced Monday, May 11, 2020, via Facebook Live, will benefit around 500,000 residents, regardless of their economic status.

    The Makatizen Economic Relief Program costs a total of Php2.7 billion, where Php5,000 will be given to each qualified Makati resident, and not on a per household basis

    “Ito po ay ating nilagdaan nung April 21 kung saan magbibigay po tayo ng PHP5,000 sa bawat Makatizen. Hindi po bawat tahanan, bawat tao po ito,” Binay said via Facebook Live.

    "Para po ito sa lahat ng Makatizens, mahirap man o mayaman, nakatanggap man ng SAP o hindi, kahit saang sector man kayo, bibigyan po kayo ng ayuda," she added.

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    Since the Makati City financial program is given on a per person and not a per household basis, a family wherein both parents are eligible can receive Php10,000. If the couple has a child who is 18 years old and a grandparent who stays with them, then the family will receive Php20,000.

    Makati City is not the only one giving out cash assistance independent of the national government's Social Amelioration Program (SAP) headed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and distributed thru the local government units (LGUs). Pasig City had started distributing supplemental cash aid to residents. If they have kasambahay, the household will receive Php25,000. 

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    How to qualify and apply for Makati City's MAKA-tulong program

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    To be eligible for the Makati City's MAKA-tulong program, the individual must be:

    • 18 years old
    • a resident of Makati or any of the relocation sites managed by Makati City in San Jose del Monte City, in Bulacan, and Calauan in Laguna
    • registered either as a Makatizen Card holder, a Yellow Card holder under the Makati Health Program, or as a voter in Makati City

    Residents who are not registered Makatizen Card holders may apply for one via the Makatizen app or the website www.proudmakatizen.com. Just fill out the application form and upload it with a scan or photo of a valid government-issued identification card (ID).

    Makati Action Center (MAC) personnel will also distribute Makatizen card application forms to all houses in Makati City. Residents can fill out and submit the form, along with a valid government-issued ID to barangay officials who will collect the documents.

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    Eligible individuals can apply for the Maka-Tulong cash aid via the website www.proudmakatizen.com. Fill out the application form and details of your government-issued ID. Then, send a scan or photo of your ID via email or thru a barangay official.

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    How to receive the Php5,000 cash aid from MAKA-Tulong program

    Makati LGU will start distributing the cash aid to qualified individuals via electronic money transfer on or before May 15. For those who don't have a Makatizen e-Wallet account, a GCash account will be created for them based on the details in their application form.

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    Individuals with pending applications for a Makatizen card would need to wait six working days after submission of application online or 15 days if they applied via their respective barangays.

    Recipients of the Php5,000 can cash it out via GCash agents. To do that, the individual needs to show the text message that confirms the remittance of Php5,000 to the Makatizen e-wallet and government-issued ID included in the application form.

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    The cash aid can also be used to pay bills or send money to family members via GCash app. It will also be honored as cash in MAKA-tindahan e-commerce services in the Makatizen app. Those who will receive the cash aid need to use the money in part or as a whole 30 days upon receipt. For inquiries, call 8236-5795 or 8236-5796.

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