OIC-Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Brenda Gonzales

The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) said Wednesday (September 30)  that its Social Amelioration Program (SAP) distribution of emergency cash subsidy has covered 11,701 beneficiaries. 

OIC-MSWDO Brenda Gonzales said the SAP  beneficiaries had received P58,505,000.00 worth of emergency cash subsidy downloaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 5.

Gonzales said that on the 1st tranche payout in August this year, a total of 8,948 beneficiaries received P5,000.00 each.

Early September of this year, the DSWD released cash assistance for 2,758 waitlisted beneficiaries, Gonzales said.

Those beneficiaries included in the waitlist but did not receive the cash aid were due to the cross-matching undertaken by DSWD regional office. Either they already received assistance from other government agencies, or they are not qualified, Gonzales explained.

Meanwhile, LGU-Buhi temporarily transferred the Gonzales office from the Buhi Evacuation Center building to the CSPC Buhi Campus building because the LGU-Buhi used the latter as an isolation facility.

In a related story, Indigents and low-income families will no longer receive social amelioration program (SAP) as what is allocated under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 is livelihood assistance to be provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), an official of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Tuesday.