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FALSE: Online registration for P2,000 monthly gov’t aid for mothers

FALSE: Online registration for P2,000 monthly gov’t aid for mothers
The websites that spread the claim are not affiliated with the government
At a glance
  • Claim: Filipino mothers will receive P2,000 financial aid from the government. All they have to do is register online via websites 4pslandbankatm2021.blogspot.com and alagang-ina-pilipinas.blogspot.com.
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: The websites that spread the claim are not affiliated with the government. There is also no government program as of May 2021 that gives mothers or housewives a P2,000 monthly financial assistance.
  • Why we fact-checked this: Facebook’s monitoring tool flagged the links for containing potentially false information. A reader also sent the links to Rappler’s Facebook Messenger account for verification.
Complete details

A dubious website claims that Filipino mothers will receive P2,000 financial aid from the government. All they have to supposedly do is to register online via 4pslandbankatm2021.blogspot.com.

This link has been circulating on Facebook since March 2021. The image thumbnail of the web page says, “Mga nanay bibigyan ng P2,000 na sahod monthly.” (Mothers to be given P2,000 compensation monthly.)

When clicked, the page shows a short post that says, “MGA NANAY BIGYAN NG P2,000.00 MONTHLY BILANG SAHOD MULA SA GOBYERNO.” (Mothers to be given P2,000 monthly as compensation from the government.)

It adds a link to ayudangnanay.com, where mothers are supposed to register their names. Comments on the posts show users sharing their personal information, such as names and phone numbers.

A reader also sent the links to Rappler’s Facebook Messenger account for fact-checking. Claim Check, Facebook’s monitoring tool that identifies suspicious posts shared on the platform, also flagged the links for verification.

This claim is false.

The websites 4pslandbankatm2021.blogspot.com and ayudangnanay.com are not affiliated with the government.

Official government websites use “gov.ph” in their domains. Blogspot, which was included in the domain of the dubious website, is a free domain service provider. This means anyone can set up a page using the service.

Meanwhile, the link ayudangnanay.com redirects to another domain, “alagang-ina-pilipinas.blogspot.com.” This is not an official government website either.

As of Monday, May 24, there is no government program that gives mothers or housewives monthly financial assistance. The closest to the idea is a proposal in a bill filed in 2019 by Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda.

Salceda filed the proposed Housewives Compensation Act in January 2019 then refiled it in July 2019. It seeks to compensate stay-at-home mothers, whose families’ economic status falls below the poverty threshold, with a P2,000 monthly allowance. Under the bill, only mothers who work as full-time housewives and who do not have part-time or home-based work will be compensated.

A similar bill was filed by Ang Probinsyano Representative Alfred delos Santos in August 2019. The eligibility requirements are the same as Salceda’s proposed Housewives Compensation Act, but Delos Santos’ bill seeks a higher monthly compensation of P10,000.

Both bills have been pending with the committee on women and gender and equality since 2019. – Pauline Macaraeg/Rappler.com

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