Second Tranche of SAP Benefits, Mechanism for Public Online Verification

[The Executive Secretary, acting on behalf of the President, issued a Memorandum dated 22 May 2020, authorizing the release of the second tranche of SAP for more beneficiaries, and directing the creation of an online portal wherein the public can view the list of beneficiaries and assist in determining the propriety of the financial assistance. The full text of the Memorandum is reproduced below.]


MEMORANDUM FROM THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

FOR:SECRETARY ROLANDO JOSELITO D. BAUTISTA
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
 SECRETARY SILVESTRE H. BELLO III
Department of Labor and Employment
 SECRETARY RAMON M. LOPEZ
Department of Trade and Industry
 SECRETARY WILLIAM D. DAR
Department of Agriculture
 SECRETARY WENDEL E. AVISADO
Department of Budget and Management
 SECRETARY CARLOS G. DOMINGUEZ III
Department of Finance
 SECRETARY EDUARDO M. ANO
Department of Interior and Local Government
 SECRETARY GREGORIO B. HONASAN II
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
 COMMISSIONER RAYMUND E. LIBORO
National Privacy Commission (NPC)

SUBJECT: INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL HOUSEHOLDS AS BENEFICIARIES OF THE SOCIAL AMELIORATION PROGRAM AND THE RECONFIGURATION OF THE BUDGET FOR THE SECOND TRANCHE

DATE : MAY 22, 2020


Upon considering the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) in its Resolution No. 31 (s. 2020) dated 01 May 2020, and pursuant to Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, the IATF is hereby instructed to do the following:

  • 2. For the Second Tranche of the SAP implementation, include the additional five (5) million eligible households to the twelve (12) million beneficiaries under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) Program of the DSWD, subject to validation by the concerned national government agencies in coordination with the respective local government units involved. While it is only natural that most beneficiaries would come from those still living in Enhanced Community Quarantine areas, as stricter kinds of community quarantine deprive more people of means of support, household beneficiaries most affected by the continuing restrictions in the operation of certain industries and sectors in areas under a General Community Quarantine may still be considered for the Second Tranche. 

In line with the need to accelerate the delivery of the SAP benefits to qualified beneficiaries and to promote transparency and public participation in ensuring that the emergency financial subsidies are received only by those who are eligible under the different programs of the SAP, the DSWD, in coordination with the DICT and the NPC, is hereby directed to expedite the creation of the online portal containing the list of eligible household beneficiaries of the SAP. 

Subject to the limits provided under relevant laws governing data privacy, the list shall include such sufficient details (i.e., beneficiaries’ barangay, municipality/city, and region; the amounts they received; and the specific program under which they received government assistance) as to enable the public to have the opportunity to verify the entitlements of the recipients. The online portal must include a mechanism to receive feedback from the public to assist the government in assessing its performance in delivering the assistance, determining whether an investigation against specific persons is necessary, and identifying persons and areas that were not covered. 

For appropriate action. 

By order of the President:

SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA, Executive Secretary

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One thought on “Second Tranche of SAP Benefits, Mechanism for Public Online Verification

  1. AvatarJonna Joy Calabia

    Thank you po.
    Good day po. May I ask if there’s already available online portal for the 2nd tranche of SAP?
    Is it Relief Agad?
    Thank you!

    Reply

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