By Charissa LLuci-Atienza
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) asked on Sunday, May 31 the local government units (LGUs) to urgently submit their liquidation reports and other documentary requirements, citing that it is “necessary” to complete the validation process before it begins the distribution of the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
In a statement, the DSWD said it is “aware of the needs of low-income Filipino families whose members still cannot work due to the community quarantine and that its goal is to immediately deliver the second tranche of SAP.”
“The Department, however, strongly emphasized that it is necessary to complete the validation process before the release of the second tranche of the assistance,” it noted.
The Department disclosed that as of May 29, some 490 LGUs have submitted their encoded Social Amelioration Card (SAC) forms.
“The encoded list of beneficiaries from LGUs has to be completed before the de-duplication process can be carried out, so delay in the submission of the list and other documentary requirements has an implication in the release of the second tranche of SAP,” it said.
Under the DSWD guidelines, within 15 days after completion of payout, the LGUs must submit their liquidation reports and the encoded list of beneficiaries.
“Validation is performed to check the eligibility of the beneficiaries and to see if there were duplication in the provision of the aid from DSWD and other agencies that are required to implement separate assistance under SAP,” the Department said.
“As such, DSWD appeals to the Local Government Units to expedite the encoding and transmittal of their complete liquidation reports to its Field Offices (FOs),” it said.
It explained DSWD FOs will conduct the validation and evaluation process once the data of each LGU has been submitted in full, citing that the validation is conducted in the city/municipality, provincial, and regional levels.
The DSWD Central Office will then conduct a de-duplication process in which the names of the beneficiaries and their family members will be name-matched with the lists of the Social Security System (SSS), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the Department said.
“The names of ‘left-outs’ or waitlisted or those qualified but were not included in the first tranche of the assistance will also be cross-matched with the lists of the said agencies,” it said. (Charissa M. Luci-Atienza) #