By Fernan Angeles
SOME 5.2 million “poorest of the poor” have yet to receive the national government’s cash aid under its Socialized Amelioration Program.
In a televised press briefing, Department of Social Welfare and Development spokesperson Irene Dumlao disclosed that of the P96.6 billion SAP allotment, the local government has so far been able to distribute P78 billion to 12.8 recipients.
“Sa kasalukuyan, ang local government units na ka-partner natin in the implementation of the Social Amelioration Program ay nakapagpamahagi na sa mahigit 12.8 million beneficiaries ng mahigit P78 billion,” Dumlao said.
The DSWD official also took note of the continuing pay out in localities where there are qualified beneficiaries who have not yet received their SAP cash assistance. She adds, the agency continues distribution of resource augmentation to LGUs, particularly for the provision of family food packs and the Social Pension for Indigent Filipino senior citizens.
“Sa kasalukuyan patuloy pa rin po ang ginagawang kooperasyon at monitoring ng departamento sa mga lokal na pamahalaan na sa kasulukyan ay nagpapatuloy ‘yung kanilang isinasagawang payouts,” Dumlao said.