MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Some 388,810 households in Pangasinan have received the second tranche of the cash subsidy under the social amelioration program (SAP) of the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
In an interview Tuesday, DSWD Ilocos Region information officer Darwin Chan said a total of PHP2.1 billion has been disbursed to the households as of August 17.
Each of the household beneficiaries received PHP5,500.
He added some 123,789 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in the province have also received their SAP second tranche cash subsidy.
Meanwhile, Chan said some 26,392 households under the “waitlisted” category of beneficiaries in the Ilocos Region got their cash subsidy under SAP.
Some 1,185 of them were from Ilocos Norte, 4,728 from Ilocos Sur, 1,722 from La Union and 18,757 from Pangasinan.
The total amount disbursed to the waitlisted beneficiaries reached PHP146 million.
Chan said these families were assessed to be qualified for the SAP but they were not included in the first tranche due to the limited indicative target of beneficiaries allotted for each local government unit. Hilda Austria / PNA – northboundasia.com