QUEZON City Mayor Joy Belmonte has started the distribution of unclaimed financial assistance from the second tranche of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Social Amelioration Program under Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan To Heal As One-Act.
“Our citizens encountered various problems when they were trying to claim their second tranche ayuda when this was being fully distributed via digital and automated means. Some of the beneficiaries did not have smartphones or internet access for them to have an e-wallet account,” she said.
“That’s why the national government, through much prodding by the city government and barangays, finally started the manual distribution of the unclaimed cash aid yesterday,” she added.
A total of 40,699 beneficiaries will receive their aid through the two-week manual payout at the Quezon Memorial Circle covered court. Belmonte advised beneficiaries to follow the schedule assigned to their barangays to avoid overcrowding and ensure observance of minimum health protocols.
Last year, the SAP second tranche was distributed by DSWD’s financial service partners, such as Starpay and GCash. But due to various challenges on these digital platforms, some residents were not able to claim their ayuda.
The complete list of the beneficiaries who have yet to claim their cash aid along with their payout schedule is posted in their respective barangays and will be made available on the city government’s website. DALISAY NOLASCO