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× Salceda proposes P1,000 emergency aid to include middle-income earners

MANILA, Philippines --- A lawmaker is proposing that P1,000 in emergency assistance be given to "all Filipinos except those in the top 10 percent" of the population amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, who chairs the House committee on ways and means, said the provision of the assistance falls under the Universal Basic Income (UBI) approach which does not only cover…