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Sa wakas! 3K Navotas families receive SAP aid under Bayanihan 1

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The long wait is over for 3,003 families in Navotas as they received their emergency subsidy under the Bayanihan 1 Social Amelioration Program (SAP) this month.

Some 448 beneficiaries, whose names were included in the 51 letters Navotas sent to DSWD-NCR received their P5,000 cash assistance on Saturday, October 9. The remaining 2,555 will receive their second tranche on October 11-18, 2021.

“Our constant follow-up and dogged perseverance have borne fruit at last! We are glad that beneficiary-families will now receive the cash assistance due to them. We will continue to coordinate with DSWD-NCR to address the appeals of other Navoteños who have yet to get their financial aid,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development had to source the fund for the P8,000 second tranche from another program, the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) since the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act 1 expired in 2020.

Under AICS, only a maximum of P5,000 can be given to any individual beneficiary. DSWD will have to distribute the remaining P3,000 at another time.