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44% of Davao Region low-income families receive DSWD emergency subsidy

Davao City – As of to date, 421,179 family beneficiaries who belong to the poor and informal sectors in the region have received the emergency subsidy worth P6,000.00 under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Of this number, 253,992 are Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) family beneficiaries and 167,187 are non-4Ps family beneficiaries whose actual paid-out amount is now P2,184,184,800.00.

This is 44% of the 951,459 target beneficiaries who will receive the emergency subsidy in Davao Region.

Of the 48 local government units, only the municipalities of Sulop in Davao del Sur and Tarragona in Davao Oriental have accomplished 100% payout to 4,339 and 1,710 non-4Ps beneficiaries respectively.

Among the top performing municipalities in the distribution of the emergency subsidy are Kiblawan (99.91%) and Matanao (99.26%) in Davao del Sur, Nabunturan in Davao de Oro (99.51%), and Boston in Davao Oriental (92.50%).

“We are always grateful for the support of the local government units (LGUs) in the implementation of the program because we acknowledge that the Department cannot do this alone,” OIC-Regional Director Grace Q. Subong said.

The national government agencies work closely together with the LGUs in implementing the various social amelioration programs for the affected families in areas under community quarantine. ###

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DSWD clarifies only low-income families can avail of emergency subsidy

Davao City – In issuing Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 9, Series of 2020 or the Omnibus Guidelines in the Implementation of the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP), the Department of Social Welfare and Development clarified that the ESP through the Social Amelioration Programs (SAP) of the government are only for low-income families.

The ESP shall be provided to the families most affected by the virtual economic standstill and most vulnerable to the economic slowdown resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and are now unable to earn their daily sustenance under the stay-at-home or community quarantine conditions.

However, for the Department, only those low-income families who have members working in the informal economy or who belong to other vulnerable groups will qualify in the program.

The subsidy shall amount to P6,000.00, based on the prevailing regional minimum daily wage rate, which shall be used to provide for the basic food, medicine, toiletries, and other basic necessities of the most affected families.

Said issuance also provides that the following families shall be excluded from receiving the ESP if any of its member/s is/are:

  1. Elected and appointed government officials or personnel contracted in any national government agency (NGA), government-owned and controlled corporation, local government unit, and GOCCs with original charter;
  2. Employees in the private sector, or those in the formal economy;
  3. Retired individuals who are receiving pension; and
  4. Families with independent financial capacity.

“Atong ginasiguro nga ang mahatagan sa maong ayuda gikan sa gobyerno ang mga pamilya nga mas nanginahanglan niini,” OIC-Regional Director Grace Q. Subong said.

In Davao Region, only 951,459 families will receive the emergency subsidy. ###

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