SAP digital payment distribution in Davao nears completion

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DAVAO CITY – About 292,106 or 77% of the total target for the second tranche and waitlisted beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Davao Region have already received their emergency subsidy as of September 11 through partner payment centers.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has earlier forged a memorandum with financial service providers (FSP) to facilitate the distribution of the subsidy through electronic disbursement.

“This figure was reported to us by Starpay who is our sole financial service provider in Davao Region. Through the help of our payment centers, we expect to finish the distribution before the end of September,” Regional Director Raquel E. Nuñez said. 

As of last week, 407,607 family beneficiaries in Davao Region were endorsed to Starpay as qualified beneficiaries for SAP. Of this number, 99.63% or 406,082 have already been informed of their beneficiary reference numbers (BRN).

“We continue to receive grievances especially those that were now excluded in the certified list or have not received any message from Starpay. These beneficiaries are encouraged to approach the assigned DSWD staff in their respective barangays for clarification on their concerns,” Nuñez added.

The SAP beneficiaries include the second tranche beneficiaries in Davao City, waitlisted beneficiaries in Davao Region, and Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Drivers endorsed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

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