The program will shoulder the cash aid for households that were excluded from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) list.
“Nasa 206,000 families ang nangangailan sa Pasig. 93,000 ang mabibigyan ng DSWD. Lahat po ng nangangailangang wala sa listahan ng DSWD, sasaluhin po ng lokal na pamahalaan,” Sotto said via Facebook live.
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Under the national government’s social amelioration program or SAP, a low-income household that was included in the 2015 census can receive up to P16, 000 in two months. About 18 million households nationwide are expected to benefit from the P200-billion COVID-19 aid.
"Nag-aalala tayo na baka magkagulo. Halimbawa, yung kapit-bahay ninyo nabigyan tapos kayo hindi, baka magkaroon ng mga akusasayon na may palakasan," Sotto said, explaining why the city is initiating the program.
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Based on the local government’s capacity, Pasig can distribute P8,000 for each of the households that were left out, according to Sotto.
“Noong inaaral ko ang ating cash position noong isang araw hanggang kahapon, nakita ko po na kaya natin ang P8,000. Magsasakripisyo tayo, maghihigpit tayo ng sinturon. May mga ibang proyektong ika-cancel muna natin. Talagang wala tayong choice dahil ayaw nating magutom ang mga kababayan natin."
UPDATE: Pasig launches online platform list for supplemental SAP beneficiaries
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