Duterte admits social amelioration program 'not perfect' | Inquirer News

Duterte admits social amelioration program ‘not perfect’

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 04:42 PM July 27, 2020

This file photo shows the distribution of the government’s cash aid in Eastern Visayas. (DSWD-8)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday admitted that the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) for low-income families was not “perfect.”

“Admittedly, our implementation of the Social Amelioration Program was not perfect,” Duterte said in his fifth State of the Nation Address.

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“And some opportunists turned the crisis into opportunity. We will catch up with you sooner than you think,” he went on.

The government launched its cash subsidy program for low-income families after several parts of the country were placed under lockdown.

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Under the SAP, each beneficiary receives a P5,000 to P8,000 cash subsidy for two tranches based on the prevailing minimum wage rates in their respective regions.

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TAGS: cash subsidy, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), DSWD, Rodrigo Duterte, SAP, Social Amelioration Program, SONA 2020, State of the Nation Address
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