The Department of Social Welfare and Development will be distributing the first and second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to around five million waitlisted families this week, according to Social Welfare Spokesperson Irene Dumlao.
“This week, we will start with the distribution ng first tranche and second tranche para doon sa mga waitlisted o yung mga additional beneficiaries na hindi po nakatanggap ng ayuda mula nung una tayong nagpahatid ng SAP,” states Social Welfare Spokesperson Irene Dumlao, in an article by CNN Philippines.
Moreover, DSWD added that beneficiaries have undergone validation as part of the guidelines of the aid. It can be recalled that the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act authorizes President Rodrigo Duterte to provide an emergency subsidy of Php 5,000 to Php 8,000 each to around 18 million families, classified as low income families once a month for two months.
“This is to ensure that the names listed in the certified list have not been recipients of other social amelioration programs implemented by other government agencies,” added Dumlao.