The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured that it will not close its books on the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) until all target beneficiaries have received the assistance due them.

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, during the Department’s Virtual Presser on August 18,  stated, “Ang natitiyak po ng DSWD ay makakarating sa lahat ng benepisyaryo ng SAP ang kanilang ayuda.” 

To date, distribution of the second tranche of SAP is still ongoing and is nearing completion with 92 percent of its target beneficiaries already reached.

To continue the distribution,  the Department is still waiting for the local government units (LGUs) to complete the uploading of the Social Amelioration Card (SAC) forms of the remaining 300,000 beneficiaries and the validation of 200,000 others lacking vital information such as mobile numbers and middle names.

The LGUs were given until August 19 to accomplish these.  As of press time,  some 119,411 SAC forms still need to be uploaded while 167,537 beneficiaries are for validation.

The Department urged the LGUs to fast track their action and accomplish these concerns to immediately facilitate the processing of the SAP assistance of the remaining beneficiaries. ###