More than a million pesos were distributed to 324 Dalaguetnons and 14 beneficiaries from other municipalities through the Ayuda Para sa Kapos ang Kita Program (AKAP) on July 8, 2024, at the Dalaguete Sports and Cultural Center.

This program from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) aims to protect minimum-wage earners from the adverse effects of inflation.

A tanod in Barangay Babayongan and one of the beneficiaries, Marciano Mangubat Sr., expressed his gratitude to the people behind the program, stating, “Nalipay gyud ko ug dako nga naapil ko sa maong programa.” (I’m really happy I was included in that program.)

Together with the DSWD, the distribution was led by 2nd District Representative Congressman Edsel A. Galeos, Municipal Mayor Ronald Allan G. Cesante, Vice Mayor William O. Lagahid, and Sangguniang Bayan Members: Kevin Belandres and Ernesto “Todidot” Tangpos.

Moreover, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Danilo Sombilon Jr., Kons. Felix Villahermosa, Ferdinand Llanos, and Rommel Alcantara were also present at the cash distribution.

Cong. Galeos urged the beneficiaries to spend the cash assistance wisely and prioritize the essential needs of their family. The beneficiaries each received Php3,000.

As the local government continues to uplift the lives of its constituents, the cash aid is another form of support to the less privileged and marginalized members of our community.