Sen. Imee Marcos has committed to distribute financial assistance to single mothers, senior citizens, and pregnant women for one month in various parts of the country in line with the celebration of Women’s Month this March.
On Thursday, Marcos started giving financial aid through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) program Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS).
The beneficiaries reached about 2,000 women from Antipolo City and Rodriguez, Rizal, with each getting P3,000.
This weekend, Marcos will go around Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, and La Union for AICS payouts.
She will also hold a dialogue with members of the Young Farmers Club of the Philippines.
Marcos hopes the financial aid will help women and their families after being hit by the pandemic and amid the continuing increase in the price of food and other commodities.
The senator guaranteed she would help them continuously to face their current challenges.
She also called on her brother, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., to spur agricultural growth and fight food smuggling activities so the country can recover from poverty.