Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, millions of people went from their regular day-to-day jobs, to being temporarily — and even permanently jobless. The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) is just one of the many government programs aimed to provide the financial assistance our countrymen needs.
In the middle of the days in which the financial assistance is given, there were disputes about who got the support from those who did not. Nevertheless, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released the list of SAP beneficiaries, available for the information needed by the national government and the people who needs it.
Request for the masterlist
Prior to the uploading of the list of SAP beneficiaries, several government officials requested for this to happen. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III was one of them. He said that his request, together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), as aimed towards settling reports about not being able to receive financial assistance.
Since its release yesterday, it hasn’t been functioning quite well. But now, it’s available and people are now able to see the list.
The list of SAP beneficiaries that was uploaded comprised of:
- Municipalities; and
Transparency of the cash aid
During the meeting about how this will be effective, government officials, as well as the DILG said that this is purely for the intention of being transparent. Furthermore, they said that it is imperative for the people to know who were already given the cash aid.
In the official SAP document, it was mentioned that among the priorities would be senior citizens, single parents, persons with disabilities (PWDs), pregnant and expectant mothers, low-income households, as well as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in distress.
Even if that was the case, people still had complaints about them not receiving the financial aid. With the list that the DSWD has uploaded in their system, it’s going to be clear who received the SAP and those who did not.
List of SAP beneficiaries
If you’re looking to access the list, you can click here to find it. When you access it, a webpage that looks exactly like this will appear.
The buttons represent each region — clicking on them would take you to the list of beneficiaries per region. For instance, if you want to view the list of beneficiaries in the National Capital Region (NCR), you can do so.
On the right-hand side bar, there are options such as:
- FAQs for SAP
- Regional Data
- Municipal Data
- List of SAP Beneficiaries
All of these have their specific use. You can choose them based on what you need exactly.
What people can do with the list
So you might be thinking, what do you do with the list of SAP beneficiaries? How can it affect you and your condition? Well, the reports are saying that with this tool, people can report beneficiaries who are not qualified to get the SAP program.
In this scenario, what they can do is to contact the Grievance Redress System (GRC) of the DSWD. Currently, it is monitored by the DSWD’s Central Office-Operations Center (OpCen).
In addition to that, the list contains the following information:
- The total funds transferred to local government units (LGUs);
- Amount that was received by the beneficiaries
- 4Ps Target
- Non-4Ps Target
- Non-4Ps Actual
- 4Ps Actual
- Disbursement amount received by beneficiaries (Non-4Ps)
- Disbursement amount received by beneficiaries (4Ps)
Furthermore, you can also select the specific municipality to see relevant and more accurate figures about how the SAP has gone through.
If you are one of the people who would need the list of SAP beneficiaries; if you plan on reaching out to them for a particular concern, you can do so by contacting these hotlines: 16545; 0947-482-2864; 0932-933-3251; 0916-247-1194.
Alternatively, you can also shoot an email to the grievances team at [email protected]. You can then choose to send them a text message at 0918-912-2813 — just make sure you leave a note saying that it’s for the grievances team.
What do you think about the list of SAP beneficiaries? Would you deem it to be relevant to know whether or not it went to the right households and families? Do you think that it’s something that would be able to help you?