13.96M families receive SAP 2 aid

National, News

MANILA – Some 13,968,805 family beneficiaries nationwide have already cash assistance under the second tranche of the government’s social amelioration program (SAP 2)

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said the disbursed SAP 2 funds for these families amounted to P83.5 billion The families reached by the agency have already crossed 99 percent of its target 14.1 million beneficiaries.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista said these families incle more than 1.3 million Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries; more than 6 million low-income and non-4Ps recipients; more than 3.2 million waitlisted, low-income, and non-4Ps households nationwide; and more than 1.8 million “waitlisted” beneficiaries from areas placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

The figure also includes some 242,453 transport network vehicle service and public utility vehicle drivers recommended for assistance by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

The DSWD said the SP 2 beneficiaries come from Region III (Central Luzon, except Aurora province), the National Capital Region (NCR), Region IV-A (Calabarzon), Benguet, Pangasinan, Iloilo, Cebu Province, Bacolod City, Davao City, Albay province, and Zamboanga City.

In an earlier press briefing, DSWD-NCR director Vicente Tomas appeased public woes on the agency’s failure to meet its announced deadline that SAP 2 will be completed by September.

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