PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa, yesterday said they are now fully prepared to assist the government in distributing the 2nd tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) financial aid to poor folks affected by the COVID-19 virus quarantine measures.
The PNP chief said they have been ordered by President Duterte to lead in the distribution of the 2nd tranche of emergency subsidies under the SAP in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Interior and Local Government.
PNP officials yesterday joined a 2-day orientation regarding the SAP distribution under the auspices of the DILG headed by Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
“This will define and direct the PNP personnel’s role in assisting the DSWD in the management and distribution of cash assistance to qualified beneficiaries as well as the waitlisted families,” said Gen. Gamboa.
President Duterte tapped the PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines to distribute the SAP after several complaints were filed about the supposed misuse of SAP funds by local executives and the slow distribution of aid in some areas.
The 2nd tranche of SAP will be given to the entitled beneficiaries in the following areas: National Capital Region, Region 3 except Aurora, Region 4-A, Benguet, Pangasinan, Iloilo, Cebu, Bacolod City, Davao City, Albay and Zamboanga City.