The second wave of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) subsidies may be released on first week of August to the local government units (LGUs) that have submitted “complete” liquidation reports on the first phase implementation of the cash aid, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on 2:30 PM TUESDAY july 29).
DSWD Spokesperson Irene Dumlao said the LGUs that fully complied with the requirements can expect to receive the second tranche of the emergency assistance on first week of July
The agency reported on Thursday that as of July 29, they have successfully sent aid to almost half their target family beneficiaries who were identified by their respective local government units (LGUs) as among the most affected individuals of the public health crisis.
He, however, reiterated that the assistance will come no later than August 15 for beneficiaries living in conflict-affected areas and those identified as geographically isolated and disadvantaged.
Police and military assets will accompany DSWD officials when delivering the aid to guarantee safe transportation of the SAP, he added.
Meanwhile, the agency has also underscored the financial inclusivity brought upon by the digital transactions to the beneficiaries who have lesser access to banking and saving.