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By: Eleanor Valeros | Published Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Local government units who haven’t submitted the liquidation reports for the Capitol cash aid they received are given until May 13 to do so. (Lito Tecson/file photo)

Local government units (LGUs) who are yet to submit the liquidation reports for the cash aid they received from the Capitol are given until Wednesday, May 13 only to do so. 

So far, 32 LGUs have submitted the liquidation documents for the P373-million financial assistance downloaded to each of the Province’s 44 towns and seven component cities in the first week of April to help purchase basic goods for residents severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Based on the guidelines, the LGUs were given until April 30 for the purchase and until May 8 to submit their liquidation papers.

However, only the following LGUs have complied as of May 8: Alegria, Argao, Asturias, Balamban, Barili, Boljoon, Catmon, Compostela, Consolacion, Daanbantayan, Dalaguete, Dumanjug, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Medellin, Moalboal, Oslob, Pinamungajan, Poro, Ronda, Samboan, San Francisco, San Remigio, Santa Fe, Santander, Sibonga, Tabogon, Tabuelan, Tuburan, Tudela, Bogo City, and Danao City.

“Except for Mandaue City kay bag-o lang nila nakuha ilang share worth P18 million. Pero kining uban ga-dungan-dungan man ni og dawat so atong giawhag nga mo-liquidate na ni sila,” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said during in her livestream report on Monday, May 11.

The Provincial Aid is based on the income class of each municipality and component city multiplied by the population. 

For example, Toledo City, which is a third-class city, gets P50 allocation per person. This means that with a rounded-off population of 170,300, the city received P8.5 million.

As for first-class towns, they received P100 per person, like Minglanilla which received P13.2 million as its population reached 132,100 people.

Second to third class towns were allocated P150 per person. For example, Pinamungajan which has a population of 65,900 the allocation reached P9.8 million.

Meanwhile, fourth to fifth class towns got P200 per person, such as Santa Fe, which has a population of 28,600, received P5.7 million.

This system of pro-rating the allocation is meant to be equitable. 

“Ang uban lang wala kasabot, share ba kuno ni sa IRA (Internal Revenue Allotment) sa lungsod or dakbayan. Dili. Naa man gud sa list ang IRA but dili ni gikan sa IRA. Ayaw ninyo i-complicate ang simple nga butang,” the governor said.

As for the 50 percent of the monthly IRA share amounting to P159 million, Garcia pointed out that she initially would want to do the same pro-rated computation but is considering giving out goods instead.

“Initially, yes, sigun sa income level or class sa municipality. But karon pa lang akong gitimbang-timbang kon ako ba ning i-distribute gihapon as cash or ako na lang ning ipalit diretso’g bugas unya i-distribute,” the governor stressed.

Moreover, the canned goods donated by Cebu CFI Community Cooperative will be distributed based on 10 percent of the population. 

“Maningkamot ta’g distribute aning mga karne norte nga equitable, dili equal, kay naa may lungsod nga mas daghan og population. Mao gihapon rounded-off to the nearest hundred of the population,” Garcia further clarified. (Eleanor Valeros)