DSWD to address add’l SAP beneficiaries in Davao Region:
DAVAO CITY, April 20 (PIA) – One of the major issues in the process of distribution of cash assistance under the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Social Amelioration Program (SAP) is the lapses in coverage with the delivery of cash subsidies by local governments around the country.
As of 12 noon of April 20, 2020, the DSWD XI has already distributed a total of P300,450,000 to 50,075 non-4Ps beneficiary households in Region XI. The said assistance is under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) by the DSWD and is targeted to sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Regional Director for DSWD XI Grace Subong reported that they are currently coordinating with the local government units in the region to further expedite the delivery of needed assistance and at the same time achieve full coverage of SAP.
“Amo gi hangyo ang tabang sa atong mga local government units with the support and also lead sa atuang mga staff nga naa sa local nga unta maka come up sila ug listahan sa mga qualified beneficiaries nga wa maapil karon base sa allocation (We are requesting the help of local government units with the support and lead of our staff in all localities to come up with lists of qualified beneficiaries who have not yet been included in the current allocation),” Subong said.
DSWD XI has a total estimate of 953,521 household beneficiaries who are qualified for the cash assistance under SAP. With the current reports on the field, the initial list of beneficiaries has exceeded the said estimated amount by 80 percent.
DSWD XI Regional Director Subong bared that there will be additional allocation of funds by the Bureau of Finance (BOF) and is currently assessing proper budget allocations for the proper delivery of the SAP to the informal sectors.
“Gi pangitaan ug pamaagi sa BOF kung asa ta makapangita ug pondo because they themselves acknowledge nga naa ning excess in the total estimated number of beneficiaries (The Bureau of Finance has acknowledged the excess in the estimated number of beneficiaries and is looking into where to get the budget),” Subong said. (PIA XI/KPC)