Muntinlupa LGU starts SAP distribution to 53,836 families in 9 barangays
QUEZON CITY, April 25 (PIA) — The Muntinlupa City Government on Friday began distributing cash aid to 53,836 qualified families under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Muntinlupa Social Service Department (SSD) chief Analyn Mercado said their staff and representatives from DSWD-NCR conducted simultaneous distribution of SAP cash aid amounting to Php 8,000 in nine barangays through home visitations.
SSD initially distributed P8,000 cash assistance to 880 families included in the list of SAP beneficiaries in Barangay Buli last April 19. Target beneficiaries of the SAP are low-income families and workers in the informal economy who are daily earners.
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi assured city residents that the local government will continue to provide assistance especilly now that the enhanced community quarantine has been exteded.
Fresnedi earlier announced that the City Government has adequate supply of basic commodities for distribution up to four mounts to indigent residents and daily earners affected by the disruption of work.
Furthermore, some areas in Muntinlupa are now under “pocket lockdown” following the rise of confirmed, suspect, and probable cases of COVID-19.
The mayor said stricter measures are being implemented in Brgy. Poblacion, Brgy. Sucat, Brgy. Tunasan, and other areas to prevent the movement of suspected carriers and curb the spread of the virus in the communities.
Residents in barangays with “pocket lockdown” are only allowed to buy essential goods from 6:00 AM – 12:00 NN.
Those who tested positive for COVID-19, probable, and suspect cases, including their families, are also restricted in leaving their houses. Food packs and other supplies will be provided by the barangay government to affected residents.
The public is advised to refrain from going out unless necessary and follow protocols provided by the local and national government.
As of April 23, Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded 129 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city with 18 deaths and 19 recovered cases. According to the local health office, there are 16 “suspect” cases and 392 “probable” cases in Muntinlupa to date. (PIA-NCR)