Give cash aid immediately to reduce hunger, anti-poverty exec pleads

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CEBU CITY —- An official of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has appealed for the immediate distribution of the second tranche of cash aid under the government’s social amelioration program (SAP).

Lawyer Noel Felongco, NAPC secretary and lead convenor, said the payouts would help reduce involuntary hunger in the country.

“Hunger has increased due to the lack of distribution of the second tranche (of cash aid),” said Felongco during a virtual presser here on Wednesday.

He said there was an increase of involuntary hunger in the Philippines in May. “This (early distribution of SAP) could have helped greatly,” Felongco said.

“Involuntary hunger” means the hunger expe…

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