GOCCs’ P119-B dividends allocated for Covid efforts

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:19:18 +0000

The Department of Finance (DoF) said a total of P119.1 billion or bulk of the P157-billion cash dividends remitted by government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) in 2020 partly funded the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic on poorest households and vulnerable sectors. In a statement, […]

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134 Barangay officials face charges over SAP anomalies

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 12:00:52 +0000

A total of 134 barangay (village) officials are now facing criminal charges over irregularities in the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) distribution, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday. Año said that those barangay officials have been charged before the Prosecutor’s Office of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for SAP anomalies. He added that the said number of barangay executives […]

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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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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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‘P6.8B seen from higher import duty on oil’

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 16:54:56 +0000

The government is projected to earn about P6.8 billion in revenues for the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) once an additional 10-percent import duty on crude oil and refined petroleum products is imposed, the Department of Energy (DoE) said on Wednesday. In a virtual presser, Energy Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella said this amount would be […]

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Makati residents to receive P5,000 financial aid 

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 06:12:37 +0000

ALL eligible Makati City residents will be granted P5,000 financial aid under the expanded Makati Economic Relief Program, Mayor Mar-len Abigail “Abby” Binay announced Monday. In a Facebook live stream, Binay annouced that the city has allocated P2.7 billion for “MAKA-tulong 5K for 500K+ Makatizens” program, which will benefit around 500,000 residents, regardless of economic […]

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SAP distribution in NCR extended until May 10 

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Thu, 07 May 2020 04:35:22 +0000

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año announced on Thursday that the distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the National Capital Region (NCR) has been extended until May 10. Año said that an extension was allowed because of the huge population in Metro Manila. “We have to give them some additional days,” Año said. Only 77.51% […]

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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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Duterte offers P30,000 for information on corrupt local execs in Covid aid distribution

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 00:17:32 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered a P30,000 reward for information on corrupt local officials in the distribution of aid amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “Inatasan po ako ng ating Pangulo na inanunsyo na sa kagustuhan po ng ating Pangulo na matigil ‘yung pangungurakot pagdating po sa SAP at iba pang ayuda ng gobyerno…siya po […]

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Pagcor stands front and center for the well-being of the common man

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 03 May 2020 17:37:27 +0000

THE entire nation continues to battle with the socioeconomic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, and in this fight, front and center is the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), providing much-needed resources for the government and the people. Initially, Pagcor remitted a total of P20.5 billion to the government as its share […]

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