The Quezon City government has completed the distribution of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to qualified families, according to city administrator Michael Alimurung.
“As of today, we have fulfilled the 100-percent payout to 377,584 families,” said Alimurung, stressing that the local government has distributed a total of P3.02 billion to qualified households.
To date, some P23.5 million has been returned by residents who have already received financial assistance by the Social Security System, Department of Labor and Employment, or from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
“The amount is being redistributed to eligible families in the waitlist,” said Alimurung.
The city administrator also assured that qualified families left out from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) SAP due to limited funding will receive P4,000 cash assistance through the Quezon City SAP. Meanwhile, those belonging to vulnerable sectors stand to get P2,000 under the city government’s Kalingang QC program.
The city government recently approved three supplemental budgets to provide the needed funds to help thousands of families not covered by the DSWD's program and other vulnerable sectors.
Aside from QC SAP for qualified families, the Kalingang QC program gives P2,000 for ambulant and unregistered vendors, solo parents, persons with disability (PWDs), lactating mothers, Scholarship and Youth Development Program (SYDP) scholars, senior citizens, drivers of public utility jeeps, tricycles, pedicabs, taxis, Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS), and UV Express, market vendors affected by the enhanced community quarantine.
“Sa ngayon, tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang ating pamamahagi ng tulong sa mga kuwalipikadong pamilya sa ating Kalingang QC Program,” said Alimurung.