AROUND 60 percent of the 107,392 on the waitlist or those qualified low-income families in Cebu who were not included and provided with emergency subsidy during the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) have received their cash aid, as of Aug. 31, 2020.
Shalaine Lucero, Department of Social Welfare and Development Central Visayas (DSWD 7) director, said 66,858 waitlisted family beneficiaries in Cebu have claimed their first and second tranche worth of cash aid via the special disbursement officers (SDOs) of the agency.
Moreover, a total of 19,407 (about 81 percent) of the 24,011 waitlisted families in areas in the region which were not under enhanced community quarantine since May 1 have claimed their cash assistance.
The DSWD 7 has also covered around 31 percent of the 510,384 non-Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program target beneficiaries for the second tranche of SAP whose payout started on July 25.
Of the 155,974 total paid beneficiaries, majority of 126,883 of them claimed their cash assistance via financial service providers while the remaining were paid via SDOs.
In addition, a total of 1,840 public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers endorsed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Central Visayas, have received cash assistance.
Eligible PUV drivers in Cebu endorsed by the LTFRB received P12,000 for their family while those drivers in Bohol and Negros Oriental claimed P6,000.
Lucero said the payout is still ongoing until Sept. 10. (WBS)