LGUs have until May 28 to submit liquidation for SAP first tranche — DILG
MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) must submit their liquidation reports and encoded list of beneficiaries for the first tranche of the social amelioration program (SAP) until May 28, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday.
“As per the directive of (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año, kailangang tapusin na ng mga LGUs ngayon ang liquidation report nila para sa first tranche at isubmit na nila ito pati na ang encoded list of beneficiaries sa DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development). Only then can we proceed with the 2nd tranche,” DILG Undersecretary and spokesman Jonathan Malaya said in a statement.
(As per directive of Secretary Eduardo Año, LGUs need to finish their liquidation report for the first tranche and submit this along with list of beneficiaries to the DSWD.)
The DILG issued an erratum after their previous statement announced that LGUs must submit liquidation reports and encoded list for the second tranche of the SAP.
Based on reports from the DSWD, only 472 LGUs out of the 1,634 LGUs nationwide have so far submitted their respective liquidation reports to that agency as of May 26, 2020.
Malaya said he hopes that the distribution of the second tranche will be more efficient as LGUs should learn from their mistakes during the first tranche payout.
“We recognize the huge difficulties encountered by LGUs in the SAP distribution of the first tranche. It is quite understandable because this is the biggest financial cash aid for poor families in the country’s history,” the DILG official said.
“Pero ngayon inaasahan namin na mas magiging mabilis na ang proseso dahil pinagdaanan na nila ito at alam na nila ngayon kung paano mas magiging maayos at sistematiko ang pamamahagi ng SAP,” he added.
(But now we expect faster process because they already did this before and they must know how to create a systematic distribution for the SAP.)
The DSWD previously said it needs the LGUs to submit their liquidation reports for the second tranche of the cash aid, noting that it takes them around 15 days to validate the reports before implementing the SAP.
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