BENEFICIARIES of the government’s 4Ps or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program need not fill out social amelioration card (SAC) forms to avail themselves of the financial assistance being distributed during the enhanced community quarantine.
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano said that the government’s emergency subsidy under the SAP Bayanihan Fund has been directly credited to the 3.7 4Ps families through their ARM cash cards accounts.
Ano said that a total of P16.347 billion from the P200 billion allocated under the Bayanihan Act has already been disbursed for the 4Ps.
“Hindi na kailangan pang magfill out ng SAC form ang 4Ps dahil sila ang pinrioritize ng pamahalaan at makukuha na nila ang kanilang cash subsidies sa kanilang ATM,” the DILG chief said Monday.
He said that 4Ps beneficiaries are first to receive the SAP Bayanihan Fund support through the system set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in releasing financial subsidies for 4Ps.
“So tama po ang balita na di nyo na kailangan ang SAC forms sa kadahilanang mauuna kayong makatanggap ng SAP Bayanihan Fund,” he said.
And for 4Ps beneficiaries without cash card accounts, funds have been downloaded to the DSWD regional offices to facilitate the pay-out to family beneficiaries via manual means.
The DSWD is now coordinating with Local Government Units in those areas for the scheduled release of their emergency subsidy in their localities.
“The urgent matter now is to ensure that the other low-income families qualified under the SAP will be able to fill out the form and comply with the DSWD requirements so they too can avail of the government support intended for them,” Ano said.
According to Ano, based on information from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 4Ps beneficiaries from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) can start withdrawing from their cash cards today (April 6, 2020) for the financial subsidy under the SAP Bayanihan Fund.
On Sunday poor families who are 4Ps beneficiaries from CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Regions 8, 10, 11, 12 and CARAGA also received their cash aid through their Landbank ATM cash cards while 4Ps members from Regions 5, 6, 7 and 9 also got their financial subsidies last April 4.
The first wave of cash subsidies was released last Friday for 4Ps beneficiaries from the National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Regions I, II, and III.
In Pasay City, some 161 members out of the 3,981 members of the Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association Federation of Pasay City also received P8,000 cash assistance each under the SAP Bayanihan Fund.