The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered the Punong Barangays to post the list of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries for transparency.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that it is vital that the list of those who accepted the financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development be known to the public to promote honesty, transparency and orderly management of the SAP funds.
He added that people will also be able to give them feedback if they think they should be part of the list.
We want the process of identifying the target beneficiaries under the SAP to be transparent. Hence, we have directed all our punong barangays to post the masterlist of beneficiaries in strategic areas in their barangays so that the residents will also be informed if they will receive the said financial assistance from the government,” he said.
“Napakaimportante na ihayag ang listahan para maliwanagan din ang mga mamamayan at maintindihan nila na kailangang unahin ang pinakamahirap na pamilya na walang-wala na talagang mapaghuhugutan sa gitna ng krisis na ito,” he added.
Translation: “It is important to disclose the list so the people can be enlightened and they will understand that those poor households should be prioritized in this time of crisis”.
Secretary Año added that the intention to show the list to the public is also to check for accuracy and completeness of the list of the Barangay.
Among the conspicuous public places where LGUs can post the list of target SAP beneficiaries are the barangay hall, city/municipal hall, social center, gymnasium, auditorium, transport terminal, public market, health station or center, hospital, and other similar public places.
Social Amelioration Program is the program of DSWD which provides financial assistance of 5,000-8,000 to vulnerable sectors or poor families affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine.