DSWD releases SAP cash aid to 12.28 million beneficiaries

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The second tranche distribution of the government’s emergency cash aid program for poor families affected by the COVID-19 crisis is now 86 percent complete, and has reached over 12 million beneficiaries, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Friday.

More than P74.2 billion have been released to financial service providers that covered over 12.28 million beneficiaries of the 2nd tranche of the social amelioration program, based on the report they received Thursday, according to DSWD Spokesperson Undersecretary Irene Dumlao.

The agency had set August 15 as its deadline for the distribution of the cash aid.

“Since patuloy tayong nagpo-process ng ayuda sa ating kababayan (we continue to process aid for the people), we are expecting this number to increase,” she said.

Dumlao also said that over 115,000 ride-hailing and jeepney drivers on the waitlist in the National Capital Region and other areas have already received their SAP benefits.

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