The Government Distributed P4.78 Billion in COVID-19 Aid. This is Where the Money is Going

Where is the money going? Check the map below.
IMAGE James Faeldon/Tablaeu

Spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the national government just rolled out P4.78 billion worth of assistance to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the enhanced community quarantine.

The relief aid is being distributed throughout the Philippines, with 68 out of 81 provinces being served. So far, only 690 out of 1,610 cities and municipalities have received aid from the DSWD—and this map, made by citizen and software engineer James Faeldon, is tracking where all the money is going.

Photo by James Faeldon/Tablaeu.

Photo by James Faeldon/Tablaeu.

Using data sourced from the DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations, Monitoring, and Information Center, the map details the cost of assistance being provided to each region and city. The map shows us the general location of where the money is going, although the data provided by DSWD doesn’t indicate if the aid is food, cash, or both.

The interactive map lets you see the scope of the country’s coronavirus relief assistance, with the exact amount being distributed per municipality. The number of towns receiving relief is still expected to grow.

Photo by James Faeldon/Tablaeu.

Photo by James Faeldon/Tablaeu.
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So far, Region IV-A is receiving the most financial assistance at P1.53 billion, followed by the National Capital Region with P1.08 billion and Region III with P583 million. In NCR, the city of Pasig has received the most aid with P262 million worth of assistance, following by Caloocan at P205 million, and Taguig with P170 million.

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