2,254 4Ps beneficiaries get SAP aid

·2 min read

A TOTAL of 2,254 non-Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) household beneficiaries in Cebu already received their cash aid under the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) as of 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26, the second day of the distribution.

This is equivalent to P13,524,000 or is around 0.38 percent of the nearly P3.6 billion budget for the 598,218 target family beneficiaries for the second tranche.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Central Visayas said that in the region, only Cebu Province’s local government units (LGUs), as well as cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu can claim the second emergency subsidy amounting to P6,000 per qualified family beneficiary.

Among the first batch of LGUs that had the payout, through special disbursing officers (SDOs) of the DSWD-Central Visayas, are the municipalities of Alcantara, Daanbantayan, San Remegio, Tudela, Alegria, Borbon, Sogod, Ronda, and City of Bogo.

Leah Quintana, DSWD-Central Visayas information officer, said preparations for the payout of the next batch of LGUs is ongoing.

The Municipality of San Fernando is scheduled to have its payout from Wednesday until Thursday, July 29 to 30, she added.

The agency is now at 97.50 percent in its payout coverage for the second tranche of SAP cash aid for 4Ps members.

Of the 149,542 target family beneficiaries, a total of 145,798 already received their cash aid worth P677,960,700 in total.

Of the paid beneficiaries, 143,777 families received their aid via cash cards, while 2,021 got it via SDOs.

As the payout for the second tranche is ongoing, the payout for waitlisted families or those qualified low-income families who were not included and provided with emergency subsidy during the first tranche also continues.

Shalaine Lucero, DSWD-Central Visayas assistant director, said Central Visayas has a total of 152,105 wait-listed household beneficiaries from 114 LGUs.

Of the number, 22,460 from 34 LGUs were already paid worth P134,760,000.

From the 114 LGUs with wait-listed families, 53 are in Cebu, 35 in Bohol, 22 in Negros Oriental, and four in Siquijor. (WBS)