DSWD Spokesperson Irene Dumlao says for those areas with no internet access, conflict-affected areas, and geographically isolated areas, the payouts will be completed by August 15
“Pinagsisisikipan ng DSWD na maipahatid ang ikalawang bahagi ng SAP [social amelioration program]. Inaasahan namin na matatapos ang pamamahagi ng ayuda sa pamamagitan ng digital at manual payout sa mga kuwalapikadong benipisiyaryo sa July 31,”
Dumlao said that, after a post-payout validation by their field offices, they found that 81,484 beneficiaries received cash assistance more than once, while 52,429 unqualified families also got aid. There were 10,862 families who voluntarily returned the assistance they got.
those who received doubled cash assistance from other government agencies were not included in the second wave of cash aid.
The SAP, provided for under the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, consists of two releases of P6,000 each over two months for qualified beneficiaries.
Records show the first tranche benefitted 98,143 residents who availed a total of P588.9 million.
A total of 188.5 million will go to the 15,713 who were listed as “left out” or those who did not avail of the first tranche. They will receive P12,000 per family which is equivalent to two months.
“Earlier, DSWD has published its hotline number,16545, set up through the support of PLDT Enterprise, as well as mobile numbers for GLOBE, 0916-247-1194; SMART, 0947-482-2864; and SUN, 0932-933-3251, which are designated to receive calls only,” it said in a statement on Saturday evening.