AROUND 34 barangays in the nation’s capital did not receive their special amelioration program (SAP) due to their village execs’ failure to submit any list of beneficiaries for the national government’s financial assistance.
Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno bared the information, and further said that there are some barangay officials that did not show concern for their constituents, as he praised and thanked those who came up with a list for the benefit of the residents in their respective areas.
The Manila department of social welfare, headed by Re Fugoso, had been working overtime in an effort to distribute the SAP to as many recipients as soon as possible.
Fugoso said 380,000 families in Manila have been identified as recipients of P4,000 SAP each, based on lists given by the barangay heads and on orders of the mayor.
The lists of those who have received their SAP are posted on Moreno’s social media page, for transparency.
Moreno chose to give cash instead of in kind, noting that the city is already providing the residents with monthly food assistance under its food assistance program.
Food boxes containing rice, canned goods and other staples are being distributed to each family on a monthly basis.
“May mga barangay na zero sa SAP dahil never tinulungan ng ka-barangay na ilista sila sa DSWD. Lahat tayo me pananagutan sa tao… me araw ng paghuhukom,” the mayor said.
Fugoso explained that the lists being used now for the SAP distribution consists of the list for the first tranche and second tranche, the waitlisted that was approved by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the 4Ps, also from the DSWD.
Of the barangays that did not give any list of recipients for SAP, 20 came from the fifth district and Baseco; nine are from the third district and five are from the fourth district.
There are 896 barangays in Manila. ANDI GARCIA