Mga benepisaryo ng 4P’s, hindi maapektuhan ng pansamantalang suspensyon ng pay-out dahil sa eleksyon

admin   •   October 23, 2013   •   4845

FILE PHOTO: May 13, 2013 election day at  Kapitan Eddie T. Reyes Memorial Elementary School, Bgy. Pinagsama Village, Phase 2, Taguig City, Philippines (ROGELIO NECESSITO / Photoville International)

FILE PHOTO: May 13, 2013 election day at Kapitan Eddie T. Reyes Memorial Elementary School, Bgy. Pinagsama Village, Phase 2, Taguig City, Philippines (ROGELIO NECESSITO / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — Suspendido muna ang pay out ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program o 4P’s dahil sa magaganap na Barangay Elections sa October 28, Lunes.

Ngunit nilinaw ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) na hindi ito makakaapekto sa mga benepisaryo dahil nauna nang nai-released ang pera para sa pag-aaral ng mga bata.

Pinayuhan naman ng DSWD ang mga botante na huwag magpdala sa pananakot ng mga politiko dahil tuloy pa rin ang programa kahit hindi manalo ang kasalukuyang opisyal ng barangay.

“Tigil po muna pansamantala para po maprotektahan yung programa pati yung beneficiaries kasi may mga nag-aattempt na i-associate sa kanila yung programa,” paliwanag ni DSWD 4P’s Director Rodora Babaran.

Samantala, nagtitipon ngayon sa PICC ang nasa 175 kabataan bilang mga representante ng bawat probinsya sa bansa.

Ito’y kaugnay sa pagdiriwang ng National Children’s Month kung saan itinaon itong National Children’s Congress.

Kasama sa programa ang pagkolekta ng mga suhestyon at ideya ng mga kabataan na inaakala nilang makabubuti sa kanila.

Pagsasama-samahin ang mga ito upang i-endorso kay Pangulong Aquino ngayong Huwebes.

Ang mga dumalo ay ilan lamang sa siyam na milyong kabataan na benepisaryo ng 4P’s.

“Para maisulong nila at maisakatuparan ang kanilang pangarap na magiging isang productive member of their family, their community and our country,” pahayag ni DSWD Usec. Parisya Hashim-Taradji. (Rey Pelayo / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

DSWD to utilize new facility for SAP payout in QC

Marje Pelayo   •   September 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) plans to tap a new payout facility to hasten distribution of the Social Amelioration Program’s second tranche of cash aid to Quezon City residents.

This, after the DSWD reached out to the Quezon City local government to settle issues over delay in the payout of cash subsidies to many of the SAP beneficiaries in the city.

According to the agency, the delay were often caused by lack of information, particularly the contact numbers of beneficiaries.

“Naipaliwanag sa amin na nahihirapan sila sa pamimigay dahil marami sa mga benepisyaryo ay hindi kumpleto ang impormasyon, gaya ng cellphone number (They said they had difficulties in releasing the cash assistance because of incomplete information on the beneficiaries such as cellphone numbers),” said  Mayor Joy Belmonte.

The new payment facility is expected to hasten the payout process as well as provide manual payout delivery services to recipients who do not have contact numbers for wire transfers.

“Pinaplantsa lang nila ang mga detalye para ito’y agad na maisakatuparan at upang mapakinabangan na ng ating mga residente ang SAP na ipinangako sa kanila ng national government (They are ironing out the details before proceeding so that the residents can finally benefit from SAP which the national government promised to them),” she added.

So far, the city’s Social Services Development Department said only 151,192 beneficiaries have received the second tranche of the cash assistance amounting to P8,000 out of the 377, 584 SAP recipients in the city, 

Once settled, the payout will begin in October.

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More public transport drivers receive SAP cash assistance

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 10, 2020

More Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) and Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) drivers affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic have received aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

A total of 216,556 drivers have received their emergency cash subsidy under SAP, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

“Of the number, some 169,939 TNVS and PUV drivers come from various parts of the country while 46,617 are residents of areas declared under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on May 1 and May 2,” the DSWD said.

The cash subsidies of the drivers were distributed through the digital scheme with DSWD’s partner-Financial Service Providers (FSPs) such as GCash, Paymaya, Starpay, and several bank branches across the country.

Meanwhile, the DSWD is validating its list to prevent any duplication of names.

The department also said that drivers who are not included in the list but are eligible to receive aid are referred to concerned DSWD Field Offices for inclusion to the roll of SAP waitlisted beneficiaries. -AAC

DSWD-7 releases 301K relief packs for COVID-19 response

Maris Federez   •   September 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 7 said that the provision of family food packs (FFPs) as augmentation support for COVID-19 response operations continues.

On its Facebook post, the DSWD-7 said they have been providing FFPs to local government units as well as to other national government agencies, organizations, stranded individuals, and displaced workers.

The agency said that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has released a total of 301,843 FFPs equivalent to around P136 million, as of September 1.

DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala said that the FFPs from the department is contained in a box with the agency’s logo.

She noted that each box has markings on its expiry date, a reminder that it should not be sold, and a warning that selling, buying, repackaging, and replacing of DSWD relief goods are criminal offenses under the DRRM Act of 2010.

“The way how we give the FFP should be the way how it will be given to the people,” Geamala said.

She added that there should be no other tags or stickers attached on the FFP.

The official said that FFPs are purposely given by the DSWD to make sure that people, even from far-flung areas, will be served by the department through the request of the local government units.

“The purpose of giving this to the local government units is to augment the need of the people that are affected by COVID-19,” she said. —/mbmf

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