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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SAP 2 distribution to start soon

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 16:21:29 +0000

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday gave assurances that the distribution of the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) would begin soon. “Basta this May makakapagrelease na tayo at makakapagsimula na rin ng distribution (Within the month of May, we will start the distribution),” Año said in a television interview. Five million families left out in the first distribution would be given priority, he said. The Department of Social Welfare and Development will start the downloading […]

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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: Duterte wants 23M families in 2nd tranche of SAP

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 05:39:44 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wants all 23 million low-income families affected by the community quarantine to receive the second tranche of emergency subsidies from the national government, Malacañang said on Friday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte directed Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado to look for more funds to ensure that all 23 million poor families […]

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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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SAP aid cannot be divided among families – DILG

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 06:04:28 +0000

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) clarified on Tuesday that Social Amelioration Program (SAP) aid cannot be divided among several families. Local government units (LGUs) earlier signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that the SAP aid should not be divided among low-income families. […]

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Parañaque taps teachers, local govt staff to hasten cash aid distribution

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Mon, 04 May 2020 03:19:06 +0000

THE Parañaque City government tapped day care center teachers and personnel of the city treasurer’s office to assist barangay officials to fast-track the distribution of cash aid from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). In a statement, Mayor Edwin Olivarez said 130 teachers and 20 disbursing officers from the city treasurer’s office have been deployed. “These […]

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Bong Go lauds inclusion of barangay tanod, health, daycare workers in SAP

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 10:59:20 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go appealed to national government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to include village security (barangay tanod), health care (BHWs) and daycare workers into the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) after the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) deemed them eligible for such benefits. “Marami po sa mga barangay workers […]

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