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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Palace: SAP distribution should continue

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 09:55:25 +0000

GOVERNMENT aid should continue to be given out under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries who have not yet received it, Malacañang said on Monday. Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) was said to have announced a national payout rate of almost 91 percent as of Sunday. May 10 was […]

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1, 265 out of 1,632 LGUs beat SAP payout deadline — DILG

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 03:38:26 +0000

A total of 1,265 out of 1, 632 local government units (LGUs) nationwide beat the deadline on the first tranche of cash distribution under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reported on Monday. Año said the overall national payout rate was 90.86 percent as of 11:59 p.m. on May 10. The National […]

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1,204 LGUs release first tranche of SAP funds before May 10 deadline — DILG

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 05:38:56 +0000

A total of 1,204 local government units (LGUs) have disbursed funds under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for those affected by the coronavirus diaease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported on Saturday. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that the number translates to 85.49 percent of the national payout rate […]

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