The city government of Zamboanga has been preparing the list of beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) .
The city government said Mayor Beng Climaco met Monday, April 6, Vice Mayor Rommel Agan, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Socorro Rojas, Housing and Land Management Division Chief Rodrigo Pagotaisidro and Chief Executive Assistant Mike Saavedra to discuss preparations for the implementation of SAP.
“The SAP fund for ZC has not yet been downloaded but preparations are being done for the listing of beneficiaries based on the criteria set by the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development),” it said.
President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked the DSWD to be the lead agency in the implementation of the SAP and the local government units are required to submit list of beneficiaries.
The national government has earmarked P200 billion to assist over 18 million poor Filipino families greatly affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.