Some 13,968,805 family beneficiaries in the Philippines have already received the second tranche of the social amelioration program (SAP 2), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.

DSWD’s SAP monitoring data on October 11 showed that the disbursed SAP 2 funds for these families amounted to P83.5 billion. The agency added that families reached have already crossed 99% of its target 14.1 million beneficiaries.

The beneficiaries, according to DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, are composed of the more than 1.3 million Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries; more than 6 million low-income and non-4Ps recipients; more than 3.2 million waitlisted, low-income, and non-4Ps households nationwide; and more than 1.8 million “waitlisted” beneficiaries from areas placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

The list also includes some 242,453 transport network vehicle service and public utility vehicle drivers recommended by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

For the second tranche of SAP, the DSWD conformed to the joint memorandum circular that states only 11 areas that remained under the ECQ on May 31 are covered.

These areas include Region III (Central Luzon, except Aurora province), the National Capital Region (NCR), Region IV-A (CALABARZON), Benguet, Pangasinan, Iloilo, Cebu Province, Bacolod City, Davao City, Albay province, and Zamboanga City.

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