A SAP beneficiary receives her cash assistance in an off-site payout in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

MALATE, Manila– In partnership with the local government units (LGUs), a total of 411,074 families in the MIMAROPA region will receive cash subsidy under the government Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

A total of 2 billion SAP funds will be distributed to 120,948 families in Oriental Mindoro; 64,396 in Occidental Mindoro; 57,190 in Marinduque; 54,383 in Romblon and 114,157 in Palawan.

“The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA has already transferred the funds to the local government units who will spearhead the pay-out to the target beneficiaries,” said OIC Regional Director Purificacion Arriola.

Each family will receive P5,000.00.

As of this writing, 1,368 beneficiaries in Oriental Mindoro; 730 beneficiaries in Romblon; and 2,620 beneficiaries in Palawan received their SAP cash assistance.

The Department also partnered with other government agencies such as Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire and Philippine National Police to ensure the Department of Health’s quarantine guidelines are followed during the off-site pay-out, added Director Arriola.

On the other hand, the Department established regional hotlines for SAP concerns. MIMAROPA residents may contact the DSWD through email: sap.fomimaropa@dswd.gov.ph and/or call 09982263646, text: 09395024258/09162525799.

SAP is an emergency subsidy for low-income families in the form of outright cash from five thousand to eight thousand pesos.###