In a virtual presser today, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sec. Rolando Bautista identified which regions are still included under the implementation of the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program.
Included in the areas mentioned by the department secretary is Benguet Province which is now under MGCQ starting yesterday, June 1, 2020.
Regions Included for the Second Tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP)
According to DSWD Sec. Rolando Bautista, here are the areas/regions that will still receive financial assistance during the second tranche of SAP based on the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID):
Areas included under Executive Order No. 112, Series of 2020 are
- Benguet Province
- Region 3 (except Aurora Province)
- Bacolod City
The secretary said that Albay Province and Zamboanga City are also included in the list based on a memorandum signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on May 2, 2020.
Moreover, he said that there’s an additional five million families who will receive assistance under SAP.
“May karagdagang limang milyong pamilya sa buong bansa na iniutos ng pangulo na maisama na mabigyan ng ayuda. Ito yung mga binabanggit nating mga waitlisted o yung mga left out.”
Waitlist of SAP Beneficiaries
In line with the additional families who will receive assistance under the subsidy program, the secretary appealed for LGUs to immediately submit the certified waitlisted beneficiaries in their respective areas.
“Ang masterlist ng waitlisted na naglalaman din ng certification number ay kinakailangang mapirmahan at masertipikahan ng City, Municipal, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer at ng lokal na punong ehekyutibo o alkalde ng bayan.”
SOURCE: Updates from DSWD