Navotas residents return P4.6 million worth of emergency subsidy under SAP
CALOOCAN CITY, May 2 (PIA) — Navotas City residents returned P4.6 million worth of emergency subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
A report from the City Social Welfare and Development Office showed that 551 residents returned their social amelioration cards and 24 gave back the P8,000 cash.
“We are grateful to our fellow Navoteños who have been honest and those who chose to waive their subsidy to help others in need,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.
“We will request for DSWD’s permission to replace the names of the beneficiaries so that 575 low-income families will have an opportunity to avail the program,” he added.
According to DSWD, families who are members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, have been employed through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program, or received assistance for public utility drivers are excluded from the emergency subsidy.
Also disqualified are government employees except for barangay tanod, health care workers and day care workers; pensioners; and single entry or those who do not have dependents.
“If you are among these individuals, please return your forms or cash to your barangay. Don’t wait for us to catch you,” Tiangco warned.
“Misdeclaration is punishable by law. If you deliberately entered incorrect information or withheld information so you could qualify for SAP, you can be jailed regardless if you received the P8,000 or not,” he said.
“Have compassion to those who need the subsidy more than you do. Let us care for our fellow Navoteños who are in most need. In this time of crisis, let us make sure that no one is left behind,” he concluded. (Navotas PIO/PIA-NCR)