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Sabi lahat mabibigyan! Andeng Ynares: DSWD only gave Antipolo 89K slots for cash aid

Apr 4, 2020 @ 16:33

Antipolo Mayor Andeng Ynares has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to explain why there’s a cap on the number of beneficiaries who will receive cash assistance for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In an April 2 Facebook post, Ynares said DSWD will only distribute 89,193 social amelioration card (SAC) forms to barangays even if the latest census shows there are 155,000 households in Antipolo.

“Akala po namin, sabi niyo, lahat ay bibigyan? Hindi naman po sa nagrereklamo. Bagkus ay talaga pong nagpapa salamat ng lubos sa tulong niyo sa aming mga kababayan. Malaking bagay po ang P6,500. Pero sana po, sabihin niyo po ang totoo sa sambayanan para naman maunawaan ng mga kababayan namin,” she said.

Ynares said it’s likely that some Antipolo residents will complain that they haven’t received the forms because DSWD will only distribute a limited number of document to barangays. She appealed to the agency to add more slots for the city.

“May basehan na paghanapan ang mga barangay officials ng relief goods kahit pa may problema sa supply. Pero kung hahanapan din sila ng SAC forms dahil sabi niyo lahat ay makakatanggap, tas 89,193 lang ang ibibigay niyo, parang hindi po tama. Sa lagay na yan, hindi pa lahat ng 89,193 ay maaaprubahan ng DSWD dahil may screening process pa po kayong gagawin,” she said.

Ynares said she has been told by DSWD that 4,000 senior citizens and conditional cashh transfer beneficiaries will already receive cash aid even if they don’t fill out the SAC form.

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