You Might Also Want To Read: HOW TO use DSWD ‘Relief Agad’ Mobile Application for SAP beneficiariesDSWD Undersecretary Rene Glen Paje said during Tuesday’s uSAP Tayo virtual conference they have delivered PHP79,812,223,150 to 13,364,913 family beneficiaries nationwide as of August 25. Of this number, 1,386,121 were Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) beneficiaries; 5,791,600 were low-income and non-4p’s beneficiaries; 3,162,312 were waitlisted, low income, and non-4p’s beneficiaries; 1,757,789 were waitlisted family beneficiaries from areas that were declared under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ); 150,695 were transport network vehicle service (TNVS) and public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers; and 33,336 were drivers from ECQ areas. Meanwhile, during the Cabinet meeting, President Duterte announced that he would take accountability for the fund released by the government during the pandemic. “I will hold myself responsible for this sole and solemn duty of answering for and on behalf of the executive department of all the funds that were spent in the fight against COVID,” he said. The National Task Force for COVID-19 will provide a detailed report on how all funds were spent and also the intended purpose, the President said. Specific measures will be put in place to ensure transparency in government expenditures, he added.
Vows to complete SAP 2 payoutsMeanwhile, the DSWD vowed on Monday, August 24, to complete the SAP distribution soon. The agency announced that they would not close its books on the SAP until all target beneficiaries have received the assistance. While DSWD has initially challenged itself to finish the payout by August 15, some LGUs have not sent their complete list of pre-validated beneficiaries. On August 18, Bautista said they are still waiting for the LGUs to complete the uploading of the social amelioration card (SAC) forms of the remaining 300,000 beneficiaries and the validation of 200,000 others lacking vital information such as mobile numbers and middle names. As of Monday, the agency said there are 119,411 SAC forms which still need to be uploaded while 167,537 beneficiaries are for validation. In their most recent available data on the total number of distributed cash aids, they are almost 95-percent done with their targeted payouts. “Batay sa datos noong ika-25 ng Agosto, umaabot na sa PHP81.1 bilyon ang nailabas ng DSWD para sa 13,554,710 pamilyang benepisyaryo ng SAP (As of August 24, DSWD has rolled out more than PHP81.1 billion aid to 13,554,710 family beneficiaries),” DSWD posted on Twitter.
Likewise, the DSWD urged the LGUs to fast-track their action and accomplish these concerns to immediately facilitate the processing of the SAP assistance of the remaining beneficiaries.
Narito ang latest na datos sa 2nd tranche ng Social Amelioration Program (SAP) sa ilalim ng DSWD. Batay sa datos noong ika-25 ng Agosto, umaabot na sa P81.1 bilyon ang nailabas ng DSWD para sa 13,554,710 pamilyang benepisyaryo ng SAP. #DSWDMayMalasakit pic.twitter.com/o46rxTlf3G— @dswdserves (@dswdserves) August 26, 2020