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1,204 LGUs release first tranche of SAP funds before May 10 deadline — DILG

By Darwin Pesco/The Manila Times

A total of 1,204 local government units (LGUs) have disbursed funds under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for those affected by the coronavirus diaease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reported on Saturday.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that the number translates to 85.49 percent of the national payout rate as of May 8 or 2 days before the May 10 deadline for LGUs to finish the distribution of the first tranche of the emergency subsidy.
Año said of the 1,204 LGUs, 128 are from Western Visayas, 124 from Calabarzon, and 119 from Eastern Visayas.
Bicol has 110 LGUs that completed the first round of SAP payout, Ilocos Region has 88 LGUs, 84 LGUs in Central Visayas, Central Luzon with 77, CARAGA and Northern Mindanao both with 73 each.

Zamboanga Peninsula has 70 LGUs, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Mimaropa with 69 each, Cagayan Valley with 56,SOCCSKSARGEN with 38, and Davao Region with 26.

LGUs in the National Capital Region (NCR) have yet to complete their distribution of the SAP funds as of May 8.

Año urged the LGUs to share and replicate best practices in the aid distribution as the SAP’s second tranche was expected to be released this month.


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