SAP distribution nears completion in Western Visayas


Local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas are about to complete the distribution of emergency subsidy assistance under the social amelioration program (SAP).

The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Region 6 (DSWD-6) said that 92.06 percent of the 133 LGUs have completed their SAP distribution as of 12 noon of May 15.

A total of 1,062,199 family beneficiaries in the region have received their P6,000 aid, said Ma. Evelyn Macapobre, DSWD-6 regional director. (

In Western Visayas, DSWD-6 said that 1,472,683 families will benefit from SAP, including the 318,899 members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

They have paid out a total amount of P6,373,194,000 through the 133 LGUs.

“We are getting closer to the end of our first tranche of SAP distribution,” according to Macapobre.

Of the 133 LGUs, 85 already completed their SAP payout. Ten LGUs in Aklan have completed the SAP distribution; 16 in Antique; 16 in Capiz; all five LGUs in Guimaras; 20 in Iloilo; and 18 in Negros Occidental.

Forty-one LGUs have submitted a complete liquidation report to the regional office. A liquidation report must be submitted before DSWD to download the fund for the second tranche of SAP assistance.

Meanwhile, 48 LGUs in WV are still holding their respective payouts. These include 24 LGUs in Iloilo (including Iloilo City); 14 LGUs in Negros Occidental including Bacolod City; seven in Aklan; and two in Antique. In Capiz, only Roxas City is still conducting its payout.