DSWD to LGUs: submit list of pending SAP recipients until August 19

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday said local government units (LGUs) that have not submitted their list of low-income families to be validated as social amelioration program (SAP) beneficiaries have until Wednesday to comply. DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, in a virtual presser, said the agency returned more than 200,000 …

5 SAP beneficiaries in SoCot face raps for double claims

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Five beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in South Cotabato province are facing perjury and estafa charges for allegedly claiming twice the PHP5,000 emergency cash assistance. Cezario Joel Espejo, Department of Social Welfare and Development-Region 12 director, said Thursday the violators were found by the agency through a locally-developed application that …