The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured the public on Saturday that there will be no ineligible and duplicate beneficiaries during the second phase of the implementation of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
With the intensified validation and deduplication process, the Department has come up with a clean list of SAP recipients for the distribution of the second tranche of the emergency cash subsidies, DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao said.
“Because of the rigid scrutiny, the DSWD assured that those ineligible will not be given cash aid as well as those who received multiple assistance,” she said in an interview over DWIZ.
DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, in an interview over DZME last June 24, said that in the intensified validation and deduplication efforts, the agency found 47, 830 duplicate beneficiaries.
He said based on their partial post validation monitoring report, the cash aid granted to over 47,000 duplicate beneficiaries during the first phase of implementation of the government’s amelioration initiative amounted to P458.4 million.
Dumlao also disclosed that they have already started downloading SAP funds to the financial service providers (FSPs) for distribution to the beneficiaries, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR).
“The DSWD, along with LBP, started pre-funding our financial service providers so that the second tranche of cash aid will be delivered to our countrymen, particularly in the National Capital Region,” she said.
Dumlao said there was a delay in the second tranche distribution of cash assistance in the NCR because they have to “carefully validate the list to ensure that only eligible beneficiaries will receive the aid, and there will be no duplication in the availment of the emergency subsidy.”
Last June 30, the DSWD signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the LBP and six FSPs identified by the Bangko Sentral Pilipinas (BSP).
The participating FSPs are GCash, RCBC, Robinsons Bank, PayMaya, Starpay, and Unionbank.
The DSWD had earlier said the recipients will receive the cash aid through their restricted transactional or nominated accounts within 24 hours after the LBP downloads the SAP funds to the FSPs.