Over 6 million beneficiaries served under DWSD’s SAP

Published April 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Charissa Luci-Atienza

The total number of beneficiaries who benefited from the government’s three weeks-long implementation of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) increased to more than 6 million.

Department of Social Welfare and Development  (MANILA BULLETIN)
Department of Social Welfare and Development

Based on the DSWD’s SAP Monitoring Dashboard for Emergency Subsidy, as of April 24, Friday, there are 6,675,923 SAP beneficiaries, including the recipients of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Of the total number, 3,664,218 are beneficiaries of 4Ps while 3,011,705 are non-4Ps families.

The total number of beneficiaries who received the subsidies is only 37 percent of the target 18 million households as provided under Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act.”

According to the DSWD data, the total amount of cash subsidies nationwide pegged at P33.49 billion or 42.2 percent of the total P79.35 billion SAP funds downloaded to the local government units (LGUs) in 17 regions. Of the P33.49 billion disbursed SAP funds, more than P16.12 billion worth emergency subsidies have been given to 4Ps beneficiaries.

The total number of 4Ps target beneficiaries is 4,310,006. A total of P17,363,607,000 has been given to low-income and non-Pantawid Pamilya families. The government is eyeing to cover 13,344,235 low-income and non-4Ps SAP beneficiaries.

Under RA 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act,” 18-million low-income households are entitled to receive emergency subsidies ranging from P5,000 to P8,000 for two months starting April. The DSWD has downloaded more than P79.35 billion to the LGUs or more than 98 percent of the P80,877,140,500 has been downloaded by the DSWD Central Office to its Regional Offices on April 3 for distribution to non-4Ps SAP beneficiaries numbering to 13.556 million households.

There are 1,632 local government units (LGUs) in 17 regions. SAP beneficiaries also include 3.7 million 4Ps families and more than 40,000 Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers. The 4Ps families received P16.3 billion in cash subsidies during April 3 to April 5 payouts. A total of 40,418 PUV drivers got P323 million subsidy allocation.