QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Be careful what precedent you set because it could come back to haunt you! This seems to have happened to Leni Robredo and the Office of the Vice President (OVP).
Robredo just handed out P50,000 each to the 22 fishermen who figured in that now infamous collision between a Philippine fishing boat and a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea. The OVP had said that the dole out was part of Robredo’s flagship anti-poverty program she named “Angat Buhay.”
Now, many poor Filipinos are wanting to avail of Robredo’s P50K dole out.
Rather than be accused of unfairly favoring the 22 fishermen, Robredo announced today that any Filipino who can prove the need to rise from poverty may now avail of the OVP’s Angat Buhay dole out.
All one needs to do is call or visit the OVP to request for the P50K assistance. No questions asked!
But Filipinos need to act fast. The dole outs will only be available until there is a remainder in the OVP’s 2019 budget of P664 Million.
So what are you waiting for?