The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) declared on June 8, Monday that they are in the preparation for distributing the emergency cash subsidy to the 5 million “waitlisted” families that President Rodrigo Duterte included in the first tranche of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) implementation.
Several Local Government Units (LGUs) all throughout the entire Philippines have been reminded to identify eligible low-income families validated to have been negatively impacted both by economic and financial means due to community quarantine measures but were nonetheless not included in the initial eighteen million family beneficiaries of SAP for the first tranche.
Names of the Beneficiaries
In line with the guidelines, the LGUs mentioned have been instructed to include the names of the beneficiaries with a certification signed by the City/Municipal/ Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer and their local chief executive in the masterlist they will be submitting.
The names on the masterlist must have been certified to be eligible based upon the guidelines. Cross-matching of the names of beneficiaries through available databases and lists between various government agencies implementing SAP will then be performed by the department as to prove that the names submitted have not already been given cash assistance.
Furthermore, the said masterlist must undergo a process of de-duplication or the checking of duplicates. This must be done at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office to identify any duplication at the inter-regional level to arrive at a certified list.
Registration Through the ReliefAgad App
SAP beneficiaries are encouraged to use and take advantage of the ReliefAgad app for their registration as to fast track the process of gathering beneficiaries’ information for validation and to avail a safer and more cashless disbursement.
The following steps are the steps that the beneficiaries should take should they plan on registering through the ReliefAgad app:
- To register to the ReliefAgad app, SAP beneficiaries may visit www.reliefagad.ph;
- Scan the barcode at the lower right-hand corner of the Social Amelioration Card (SAC) form to continue with the registration. Smartphones can be used in this specific process;
- Fill-in personal information and details of family members to verify and to authenticate the registration;
- For the disbursement, families can choose between the following options:
- Any bank account
- Double-check all the information that has been supplied in the system;
- A One Time PIN (OTP) will be sent to the registrar;
- Once everything is done, the beneficiary can then submit the online form.
- Wait for DSWD’s confirmation and announcement for payout to conduct validations to the submitted registrations.
Issues with Bar code Scanning
There have been several reports about registrants having problems in scanning the bar codes. Some even not finding the avenue to do so. As per the DSWD, should this be the case, the beneficiary could opt to enter the SAC with the following information given and provided:
- Province, City, or Municipality
- Social Amelioration Card (SAC) Number
NOTE: If you can proceed with the process using the barcode, it’s easier and more convenient. Only do the manual entry if the barcode is not pushing through.
2nd Tranche of the SAP
In other news, the DSWD mentioned that they are currently looking at some low-income areas and families, totaling to about 5 million additional families that have all been duly approved by our dearest President Rodrigo Duterte.
As per them, the areas and the locations that are covered by this second tranche all have been based on the Executive Order (E.O.) No. 112, series of 2020 that was dated back on the 1st of May. The following are the areas that are included:
- Region III (except for the Aurora Province)
- Bacolod City
- The National Capital Region (NCR)
- Region IV-A (CALABARZON)
- Cebu Province
- Albay Province
- Zamboanga City
And there you have it! You can now register to the ReliefAgad App for a faster and an easier disbursement of the cash aid or the SAP.
What do you think about this? Do you think and agree that the ReliefAgad app is a more convenient way for SAP beneficiaries to register? Or can this actually lead to bigger problems in the future? Share to us your thoughts and your insights!
Be sure to hurry up so that you would not get caught up with the downtime of the website because millions of people will try to access it. Don’t wait and let everything settle — act now and act accordingly.
Source: The Summit Express