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Loren Legarda says Facebook key to transparency in cash aid distribution

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Local leaders have an array of options to be transparent about the distribution of cash aid to residents — if they are willing, that is.

Former senator now Antique Rep. Loren Legarda said mayors and barangay officials aren’t doing the cash aid distribution to poor families from scratch, as they can use existing strategies that got them elected in the first place.

“LGUs, barangay captains, purok leaders, the political machinery used in elections may be used to swiftly, efficiently distribute the much delayed cash subsidy to the poor. Put the names in the Facebook of each barangay, to be vetted by dswd. An audit by year end must ensue,” the politiko said. “There should be no room for corruption if there’s FB live, photos, video in the handling of funds. And no mercy to the corrupt.”