Residents of barangays Compania Central and South Baluarte in Molo, Iloilo City receive their cash assistance at the covered gym of Barangay Compania Central opn April 22. A total of 974 beneficiaries from six barangays (Ma. Clara, President Roxas, Hinactacan, South San Jose, Compania Central, and South Baluerte) were able to each get P6,000 that day. The city government must be able tosubmit a report on the SAP by the first week of May, said Treñas. Of the 79,215 identifiedfamily-beneficiaries in this city, only little over 2,000 were able to receivetheir assistance as of April 24, or some three percent, according to MayorJerry Treñas. * indigent * overseas Filipino workers indistress Local government units were given onlyfive days to release the cash assistance from the day the funds were downloadedto them, said Assistant Secretary Rhea Peñaflor. He hoped the cash assistancedistribution would be completed before April 30. Each family-beneficiary is entitled toreceive P6,000. * persons with disability One was the changes in DSWD’sguidelines identifying beneficiaries, said Treñas. * farmers, fishermen (provided theyare not recipients of assistance from the Department of Agriculture) * senior citizens * lactating mothers Barangay tanods, barangay health worker and barangay daycare workers are nowqualified for the SAP; they weren’t previously. * micro-entrepreneurs * drivers of pedicabs, tricycles, taxis, public utility buses, and public utility jeepneys The previous guidelines listed onlythe following as qualified for the cash assistance (per low-income family): * homeless “Akonagaproblema. Tama ka hinay. Daku pa sang aton ginalagas,” said Treñas. * solo parents * occasional workers like househelpers * informal workers It was on April 11 yet when the citygovernment received from the Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) P475,290,000 for the SAP cash assistance. ILOILO City – The distribution of cashassistance to beneficiaries of the national government’s Social AmeliorationProgram (SAP) here is slow. * pregnant women * sub-minimum wage earners Treñas said, “Ang kapitan mahinay ang obra kay ti damo pressure, tanan sa barangay gusto madala (in theSAP).”/PN * workers in the private sectorobserving “no work, no pay” (provided they have not availed themselves of theCOVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program of the Department of Labor and Employment) What’s slowing down the cash assistance’sdistribution?
Jamaican female boxing sensation Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley won the World Boxing Council (WBC) Comeback of the Year Award last Friday night at the 2016 Female Boxing Convention, which was held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.Ashley, who lost her WBC Super bantamweight title on September 6, 2014, to Mexican Jackie Nava by way of a controversial majority decision in Mexico, regained the title on October 29, 2015, with a sparkling victory over Ireland’s Christina McMahon in New York. She was nominated for three awards Comeback of the Year, Champion of the Year, and Event of the Year.She dominated the fight, floored McMahon in the eighth round, and had her in serious trouble in Round 9. McMahon was able to weather the storm however, and ended up with a loss by unanimous decision. This obviously impressed the judges.Ashley told The Gleaner on Sunday that the competition was keen for the various awards and that she was elated to have picked up the award for her fight against McMahon.”Winning this award is great. It is icing on the cake after regaining my title, and it shows recognition not only from the WBC, but from the fans all over the world who were part of the decision making process,” she said.Ashley, who has been consistently nominated for the RJR Sportswoman of the Year Award, won the Chairman’s Award in 2014 for her achievements as a boxer. She was the 2015 Female Boxer of the Year and was nominated for the 2015 Sportswoman award.OLDEST FEMALE BOXERShe said that she was surprised at the ceremony on Friday when she was also presented with certificates from the Guinness Book of Records organisation for being the oldest female boxing champion in the world in 2013 and again in 2015 when at age 48, she defeated McMahon.She said: “I always get a thrill when people say to me, ‘You do not look 48 years old’. This is a tribute to my lifestyle and my work ethic, and I plan to box for many years to come. I want to continue doing well for myself and my country, so I work very hard.”It would be great if it is a title fight, but if not, I will still be happy as long as I get to fight before my home crowd and hear them cheering me on over an opponent.”
Mo Diame in pre-season action for Hull Newcastle have announced the signing of Mo Diame from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.The Senegalese midfielder, 29, has signed on a three-year deal, becoming the ninth arrival at St James’ Park this summer, and the second today following the signing of Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark.Since signing for Wigan in 2009, Diame has spent his entire career in England, playing for the Latics, West Ham and Hull, helping the Tigers win promotion from the Championship last season by scoring the only goal in the play-off final win over Sheffield Wednesday.Speaking after the confirmation of the deal, the powerful midfielder told the official Newcastle website: “It is a great feeling to be a Newcastle player.“Everybody close to me knows how desperate I am to play in the Premier League again, but when Newcastle comes in for you it makes you think.“I am looking to the future. Newcastle is a big name, a massive club and will be back in the Premier League, for sure.” 1