DSSD prepares for distribution of second tranche of SAP
BACOLOD CITY, June 24 (PIA) – Bacolod City Department of Social Services and Development chief Pacita Tero announced that the distribution of the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) will start here as soon as the payroll is downloaded from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 6.
Tero said they are expecting the payroll to be downloaded this week.
According to the DSSD chief, the distribution will follow the protocols on social distancing, wearing of mask, hand sanitation and other minimum health requirements from the Department of Health (DOH) to prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission.
Once they receive the instruction for the payout, she advised beneficiaries to bring their Socal Amelrioration Card (SAC) form and photo copy of their ID.
They should also bring food and water because of the long queue while senior citizens are encouraged to wear diapers to minimize their movement around the distribution venue that will be announced by barangay officials before the distribution, she added.
Tero explained that the distribution strategy will be by a cluster or group of 1,000 beneficiaries per payout. The barangay will have the option to decide the number of clusters per day they will have.
There will be 17 support personnel to be assigned for each cluster including the staff from the DSSD, DSWD, Barangay officials, police, documenters and an emergency response team.
Around the same figure of 98,143 beneficiaries will receive the SAP in the second tranche including some 15,000 left out or those who were not given the financial assistance in the first tranche but are qualified, she said.
Tero noted that cross checking for double payment could lessen the number of beneficiaries during the first wave as those who received more than once will be disqualified.
She cited, among others, those who already received aid from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and from the Social Security System (SSS) are no longer eligible to receive SAP.
On Monday, June 22, DSWD Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre said 14 local government units in Western Visayas have yet to submit their SAP liquidation papers while 119 have already completed their liquidation.
‘The liquidation of the first tranche of SAP assistance is crucial to determining the beneficiaries of the second tranche,” Macapobre said. (JSC/Lljr/PIA6 Negros Occidental)