As part of efforts to intensify the contact tracing program, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) formally signed yesterday, Labor Day, the joint memorandum circular on the implementing guidelines for the hiring, training, and deployment of some 5,754 contact tracers (CTs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) for three months starting this May.

With two more weeks to go before the deadline on May 15, 2021, local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) have now distributed a total of P8.41-billion or 75.28 percent of financial assistance or ayuda to qualified low-income beneficiaries, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).