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DILG warns against use of politician's name, photo in distribution of 'Ayuda'

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) gives a warning against use of politicians' names, photos or images in the distribution of the financial assistance "AYUDA" to NCR plus.


Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that the guidelines in the distribution of ayuda is P 1,000 per person and a maximum of P4,000  per family in the resident affected by  the ECQ in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal or NCR Plus.


Recently President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approves the 22.9 billion cash assistance. DILG spokesperson, Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that the use of  ayuda for partisan political purposes for the 2022 national elections is strictly prohibited. 


The DILG will not tolerate the politicization of government aid or tolerate the practice when we see it or made aware of it.


Violators may be held responsible under Section 82 of the General Appropriations Act, which forbids the use of any public official's name, visage, presence, badge, emblem, or any other analogous illustration in all government services, events, and initiatives, whether elected or appointed.


In addition, the DILG will establish a Joint Monitoring and Inspection Team (JMIT) in each LGU, which will be led by the DILG City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officer and comprise members from the DSWD, Philippine National Police (PNP), City or Provincial Prosecutors Office, and civil society organizations.

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