By Charissa Luci-Atienza
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has announced that as of Tuesday (April 21), 15 local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila have rolled out the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
“15 LGUs ang may payout (have payouts) today except Makati and San Juan,” DSWD Spokesperson Irene Dumlao told the Manila Bulletin in a Viber message.
The City of Valenzuela started distributing on Tuesdaÿ (April 21) the emergency subsidies to its 82,708 target beneficiaries who are non-Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries.
DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista and Regional Director Vicente Gregorio B. Tomas, along with Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian, led the distribution of the cash assistance to eligible low-income households in Barangays Mabolo, Bisig, Pulo, Poblacion, and P. Villa.
Of the P12.46 billion SAP funds downloaded to Metro Manila, P661.66 million has been given to Valenzuela City.
On Monday, Pasay City started rolling out the SAP, benefiting low-income households in Barangays 13, 71, 82, 84, 86, and 143 as the first batch to receive the emergency subsidies.
The 13 other LGUs that have ongoing SAP payouts are Taguig, Mandaluyong, Malabon, Pateros, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasig, Quezon City, and Caloocan.
Based on the DSWD’s SAP Monitoring Dashboard for Emergency Subsidy, more than P210 million worth of emergency subsidies have been distributed to 26,317 beneficiaries in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The breakdown is as follows: Caloocan, P53.16 million for 6,645 beneficiaries; Las Piñas City, P7.2 million for 901 beneficiaries; Malabon, P4.68 million for 585 beneficiaries; Mandaluyong, P12.80 million for 1,601 beneficiaries; Manila, P36.14 million for 4,518 beneficiaries; Muntinlupa, P528,000 for 66 beneficiaries; Navotas, P2.8 million for 350 beneficiaries; Parañaque, P19.43 million for 2,429 beneficiaries; Pasig, P32 million for 4,000 beneficiaries; Taguig, P9.38 million for 1,173 beneficiaries; Pateros, P4.18 million for 523 beneficiaries; and Quezon City, P1.8 million for 226 beneficiaries.
The DSWD has so far transferred P76.19 billion SAP funds to LGUs nationwide.