Slow cash aid release: 11 WV mayors to be issued show cause orders
Secretary Eduardo Año said the 11 were among the 43 local officials that will be made to explain why they failed to beat deadline for the distribution on May 10. “While the vast majority of local government units were able to distribute their SAP before the deadline leading to a national payout rate of 97 percent yesterday, may ilan pa rin na naiwan. The DILG and the public deserve to know why they failed to complete their distribution,” said Año. MANILA – Eleven mayors from Western Visayas will be issued show cause orders by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for their slow distribution of the emergency cash subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). “Mabagal ang pagbibigay ng ayuda sa kani-kanilang mga constituents,” according to Año. “Meron pa tayong three percent na mga family beneficiaries hindi pa rin nakakatanggap as of Wednesday.” Around 18 million low-income families were targeted to receive the SAP cash subsidy ranging from P5,000 to P8,000 for two months as mandated by the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469)./PN The other mayors were from the MIMAROPA (eight), Central Visayas (five), Davao Region (four), National Capital Region (four), Ilocos Region (two), Cagayan Valley (two); CALABARZON (two), Eastern Visayas (two), Northern Mindanao (two), and Central Luzon (one).