DSWD, DILG ‘ready’ for Bayanihan 3 dole outs

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 06:06:54 +0000

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of the Interior Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday assured that they were “prepared” for the third tranche of the social amelioration program (SAP) under the proposed Bayanihan 3. This comes after AKO Bicol Party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin, Jr. appealed to the agencies to start drafting […]

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DSWD admits slow aid distribution

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:40:04 +0000

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted that the distribution of the emergency aid to poor families in the National Capital Region has been slow. DSWD Secretary Ronaldo Bautista said only 8 percent or about P1.75 billion of the fund allotted for the aid package has been disbursed. The government rolled out the […]

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DSWD admits ‘slow start’ in aid distribution

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 04:20:16 +0000

ONLY eight percent or about ₱1.75 billion of the funds allotted for the aid package has been disbursed to families in the NCR (National Capital Region) Plus so far, said Social Welfare and Development Secretary Ronaldo Bautista, admitting that the distribution was off to a “slow start”. This means roughly 1.7 million of more than 22.9 million beneficiaries […]

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50 village chiefs face suspension over aid anomalies – Año

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:10:37 +0000

INTERIOR Secretary Eduardo Año reported on Monday night that about 50 barangay chiefs would be suspended due to various anomalies in the distribution of Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The preventive suspension would be implemented pending the administrative investigation on the officials who face charges of malversation, corruption, estafa, Año reported to President Rodrigo Duterte in a […]

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GCash helps disburse financial aid to Filipinos

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:02:24 +0000

MORE than 335,000 Filipinos who were adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic received financial aid from both the national and local government through GCash, the undisputed leading and preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines. Since the start of the community quarantine periods in March, government agencies tapped GCash for the quick, safe, secure and transparent […]

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House sets inquiry for ‘better way’ in SAP cash aid distribution

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 07:00:58 +0000

THE House of Representatives will conduct an inquiry on Monday for a “better way” to deliver cash aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) and other benefits to people amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano made it clear that the hearing was not meant to point fingers but an objective inquiry […]

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Palace expects 60% release of second tranche cash aid next week via e-disbursement

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:15:04 +0000

MALACAÑANG is hoping that 60 percent of 17 million low-income families will get the second round of the government’s cash aid by next week. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said he was expecting the speedy distribution of the cash aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) through the web application, “ReliefAgad.” “Realistically, we’re hoping that […]

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Palace to add 5M more families in SAP 2nd tranche

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 05:26:30 +0000

Malacañang has ordered the inclusion of five million additional poor families to the list of beneficiaries of the second wave of cash assistance under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The memorandum, signed on May 22 by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, retains the original number of beneficiaries who will receive the first tranche of cash […]

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Quezon City govt files multiple criminal cases vs village execs over SAP violations

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 09:11:15 +0000

THE Quezon City government filed multiple criminal cases against barangay (village) officials and employees for misconduct in the implementation of the government’s social amelioration program (SAP). “Public officials and employees shall at all times uphold that public interest over personal interest,” the city government said in a statement. The local government said since last week, […]

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Palace: 20.3M families to receive aid from govt

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 09:29:09 +0000

OVER 20 million families will receive aid from the government, Malacañang said on Monday. In a briefing, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said that the beneficiaries would include 4.9 million who were left out in the initial fund distribution. Roque said that “ito po ‘yung sabi – na bigyan – ng Presidente dahil hindi nabigyan ang […]

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