130 teachers deployed to help fast-track SAP distribution in Parañaque

By Jean Fernando

The Parañaque City government made the distribution of cash-aid from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) easier with the deployment of about 130 teachers from the city’s day care centers who will assist barangays officials, social workers from the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), and the disbursing officer from the City Treasurer Office.

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (Mayor Edwin Olivarez FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (Mayor Edwin Olivarez FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Mayor Edwin Olivarez came out with an announcement last April 29 on guidelines for the easiest way and fast-track the distribution of cash-aid to qualified beneficiaries.

Olivarez said that since all the barangay captains have their list of qualified beneficiaries for the SAP, the city government decided that the distribution of the cash-aid will be done per barangay to avoid mass gathering and so they can still observe the social distancing.

Mar Jimenez, chief of the Public Information Office, said in an interview that more than 50% of the total 77,000 qualified beneficiaries submitted to the CSWD had already received their cash-aid.

Jimenez said that they are starting with the distribution of cash-aid from 8:00 a.m.up to 8:00 p.m..

He also said that since the distribution of cash-aid was made through barangay level, they could finish at least 500 a day.

The PIO chief added that they are confident that they could finish the distribution of the cash aid within the one week deadline given to all local government units by the Department of Interior andLocal Government (DILG).

Jimenz also added that the 130 day care teachers who were deployed to assist in the distribution of the cash aid was a big help to the city government in fast-tracking the validation of the qualified beneficiaries.