DSWD: LGUs have disbursed P77.6 billion worth of SAP to intended beneficiaries

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 16 2020 07:38 PM

MANILA--The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Saturday said more than 17 million families have received cash aid under the national government’s social amelioration program (SAP).

“Sa pangkalahatan, nakapagpamahagi na ang DSWD ng mahigit P96 billion sa mahigit 17 million beneficiaries ng SAP,” DSWD Spokesperson Irene Dumlao said. This is based on department data as of Thursday, May 14.

Meanwhile, P77.6 billion was disbursed by LGUs, P18 billion released to Pantawid families, and P496.2 million disbursed directly to TNVS and PUV drivers.

“Batid ng DSWD na kinakailangang natin mapabils upang mapahatid natin ang kinakailangang ayuda sa ating mga kababayan,” Dumlao said during the Laging Handa press briefing Saturday.

The DSWD launched on Friday the mobile app ReliefAgad to facilitate the easy registration and validation of SAP beneficiaries, but the department said the platform is still in its pilot stage in the National Capital Region.

“Matitiyak po natin na mas mapapabuti natin ang mga proseso natin lalong-lalo na sa implementation ng second tranche ng SAP,” Dumlao said.