Minglanilla officials told to demand refund from 40 ‘ineligible’ SAP beneficiaries

Doris C. Bongcac 07/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — At least P240, 000 from Mingalanilla town’s share of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) funds went to 40 ‘ineligible’ recipients. The Commission Audit (COA) said that the four barangay councilors, a regular employee…

Pacquiao says lockdown ‘ayuda’ marred by corruption

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 07/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday claimed that several government transactions were marred by corruption, mentioning, in particular, the distribution of social amelioration program (SAP) subsidies through the use of e-wallets. Pacquiao said in a…

COA raps 21 Cebu towns for P38-M COVID aid to ‘ineligible’ recipients

Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/28/2021

CEBU CITY—The Commission on Audit (COA) has called the attention of 21 towns in Cebu that released a total of P38.79 million of COVID-19 cash aid to over 6,000 “ineligible” persons, including some village officials. In its…

P4M given to 670 ‘ineligible’ SAP beneficiaries in Oslob – COA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) told the local government of Oslob to address “irregularities” in the distribution of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) funds in their town. This after state auditors, in their 2020…

Tigbakay in Tejero: 3 SAP beneficiaries among 7 men nabbed

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 02/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three SAP beneficiaries were among seven men arrested for engaging in illegal cockfighting or tigbakay on Sunday afternoon, February 7, in Sitio Silangan 2, Barangay Tejero, Cebu City. According to a police report,…

Basak San Nicolas barangay chief begins serving suspension, plans to appeal to DILG

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Basak San Nicolas Captain Norman Navarro has started serving his six-month suspension over alleged anomalies in the distribution of the Special Amelioration Program (SAP) here.  Navarro was ordered suspended from November 4,…

DSWD-7: Over 400K families in Cebu receive SAP 2nd tranche

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of around P2 billion worth of public funds were distributed to over 400,000 families in Cebu, who were qualified to receive the second tranche of the government’s emergency cash aid, officials…

Basak San Nicolas chief to appeal suspension

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Basak San Nicolas Barangay Captain Norman Navarro will try to appeal the six-month suspension imposed on him by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) due to allegations over the…

DSWD-7: 1,800 PUV drivers receive cash aid

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,800 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Central Visayas received cash aid from the national government, the Department of Social Welfare and Development here (DSWD – 7) reported. DSWD –…

Government officials among those charged for SAP distribution irregularities

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) has filed charges against 90 individuals from around Central Visayas, which includes government officials, who were involved in the Social Amelioration Program (SAP)…

DSWD misses target anew; only 14.1M households get cash aid

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 08/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has again missed its end-July target for emergency cash subsidies for the poorest of the poor despite less beneficiaries and supposedly more experience from the distribution…

Duterte warns: Gov’t will go after SAP ‘opportunists’

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Rosalie Abatayo 07/27/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to go after individuals, including local officials, who took advantage of the national government’s emergency cash aid for the underprivileged.  The President, during this 5th State of the…

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