DSWD has distributed P83.6 B SAP subsidies

Published October 22, 2020, 11:29 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

More than P83.6 billion worth of emergency cash subsidies have been disbursed to more than 13.98  family-beneficiaries of the second wave of aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of Social Welfare and Development reported.

The DSWD said as of October 21, 8 p.m., it has distributed over P83. 6 billion SAP 2 funds to around 13, 982, 425 low-income households. 

The number of served beneficiaries is 98 percent of the 14.3 million low-income households targeted to receive the second wave of subsidies.

“Batay sa datos kahapon, ika-21 ng Oktubre, umabot na sa higit P83.6 bilyon ang naipamahagi ng DSWD sa higit 13.98 milyon na pamilyang benepisyaryo ng SAP,” the DSWD said in a Facebook post. 

(Based on the data yesterday, as of October 21, over P83.6 billion has been distributed by the DSWD to more than 13.98 billion family-beneficiaries of SAP.)

The Department assured the public that the manual and digital payouts continue to serve the uncovered beneficiaries numbering to more than 317,000. 

During the virtual “Laging Handa” briefing, DSWD Undersecretary Rene Glen Paje said they are exhausting all means to ensure that the second tranche distribution of the SAP will be completed within this month, as the agency is readying to implement programs under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or the Bayanihan 2.

Among the programs and services that will be implemented by the DSWD under Republic Act  No. 11494 or Bayanihan 2 are the emergency subsidy to affected low-income households in areas under “granular lockdowns”;  Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS); distribution of food and non-food items; livelihood assistance grants (LAGs), and supplementary feeding program for day-care children.