By Charissa Luci-Atienza
More than 565,000 low-income families in Metro Manila have received their cash subsidies under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), representing 36 percent of total NCR beneficiaries, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has disclosed.
Based on the DSWD SAP monitoring report posted on Facebook, the 17 local government units in the National Capital Region (NCR) have distributed more than P4.52 billion in cash aid to a total of 565, 734 SAP beneficiaries, as of 6 p.m., May 3.
The disbursed SAP fund is 36 percent of P12.46 billion downloaded to the 17 LGUs, 16 of which are cities.
The target SAP beneficiaries in the NCR is 1,784,923.
Of the 17 LGUs, Caloocan City recorded the highest SAP payout amounting to P1.14 billion for 143,307, based on the DSWD data.
While, San Juan City still recorded the lowest payout, distributing P12.49 million for 1,562 recipients.
Next to Caloocan City, Manila registered the second highest payout amounting to P758.88 million for 94,861 beneficiaries, followed by Pasig City, P571.14 million for 71,393; Valenzuela City, P412.45 million for 51,567 beneficiaries; Quezon City, P386.26 million for 48,283 beneficiaries; Parañaque City, P297.2 million for 37,150 beneficiaries; Marikina City, P249.71 million for 31,214 beneficiaries; Mandaluyong City, P202.64 million for 25,330 beneficiaries; and Makati City, P103.48 million, 12,936 beneficiaries
In terms of SAP payout, Taguig City landed the 10th spot, distributing P102.73 million for 12,842 beneficiaries.
It was followed by Las Piñas City, P91 million for 11, 378 beneficiaries; Malabon City, P47.16 million for 5,896 beneficiaries; Muntinlupa City, P44.8 million for 5,601 beneficiaries; Pasay City, P42.58 million for 5,323 beneficiaries; Navotas City, P40.76 million for 5,096; Pateros, P16 million for 2,005 beneficiaries; and San Juan City, P12.49 million for 1,562 beneficiaries.
In the NCR, low-income households are entitled to receive P8,000 emergency subsidy.
The DSWD has transferred P12.46 billion SAP funds to 17 LGUs to benefit 1,558, 615 target low-income, non-4Ps families in the NCR.
The breakdown of the P12.46 billion SAP funds downloaded to Metro Manila LGUs is as follows: Manila, P1.485 billion; Quezon City, P3.020 billion; Caloocan P1.726 billion; Las Piñas, P541.9 million; Malabon, P335.048 million; Makati, P558.30 million; Mandaluyong, P368.37 million; Marikina, P449.88 million; Muntinlupa, P430.68 million; Navotas, P223.82 million; Parañaque, P621.39 million; Pasay, P370.28 million; Pasig, P750.93 million; Pateros, P53.65 million; San Juan, P130.47 million; Taguig, P739.77 million; and Valenzuela, P661.66 million.