The Mati City Social Welfare and Development Office has started distribution of the remaining P16.656 million from the Social Amelioration Program that were left unclaimed.
CSWDO head Mae Belle Fontillas said that from the P113.91M allocated for the City of Mati from the national government, they have only disbursed P97.254M or about 85%.
From the said amount, about 16,209 identified SAP beneficiaries were given P6,000 each based on the May 6 records of the CSWDO.
Fontillas said that upon approval by the national office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the re-payroll of the remaining fund, they have started distribution of the variance to benefit about 2,776 new SAP beneficiaries who were either not included in the original list or have not claimed the cash assistance.
Aside from the variance, a total of 59 SAP beneficiaries have also returned the P6,000 cash they received from CSWDO for various reasons. The amount returned total to P354,000 which will also be re-payrolled and given to other SAP beneficiaries.
Fontillas admitted that their process of distribution for the re-payrolled SAP budget is now slower as they see to it that those who are not yet in the list and need the cash amelioration would fill up the SAC form right infront of them and will be verified right there and then.
Once verified and the applicant pass thru the qualifications, the CSWDO team will then release the cash.
“Medyo hinay lang jud kay actual na ang among application and verification. Basin ang tao magdouble entry na di na namo makita kay wla pa sa system ang names ani nila,” Fontillas said.
The Mati CSWDO head appealed for a little patience and understanding from the public as they only wanted to ensure that those who really need the cash assistance the most would be the ones to benefit.
Fontillas said the DSWD head office also wanted them to complete the distribution the soonest possible time as there will be additional 1,345 beneficiaries allocated for the City of Mati from the original 18,985.
Of the 26 barangays, the barangays of BADAS, BUSO, CABUAYA, CULIAN, DAWAN, DEL, LANCA, LUBAN, MAYO, SANGHAY, and TAGABAKID have already been served 100% of their allocation for SAP beneficiaries.
The other barangays are curently being served including the barangays with the most number of residents like Central, Matiao, Dahican, and Sainz.(CIO MATI)