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.


“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.


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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