Several residents from Bakun, Benguet who were listed as recipients of the national government's cash aid program have voluntarily waived their slots for financial assistance.

Thirty-five residents from Barangay Gambang, including several elderlies, came forward to local authorities saying they do not qualify for the social amelioration program based on the criteria set by the Social Welfare Department despite their inclusion in the list of beneficiaries.

The Bakun Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the residents displayed honesty so that other qualified families will be accommodated and receive cash assistance.

"Such act of kindness shows that people of Bakun truly cares for others and they unite as one in this time of pandemic," Bakun authorities said in a Facebook post on Monday.

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