Beneficiaries of the country’s conditional cash transfer program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, implemented by the DSWD may face delistment for claiming double emergency subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
Based on the implementing rules and regulations of the program, the circumstance of claiming additional SAP grants constitutes fraud and unbecoming demeanor of a beneficiary which grounds him/her to be sanctioned and dealt with administratively.
“The Department sees to it that there will be no duplicity in the receiving of Social Amelioration grants especially with our program beneficiaries. We trust that our beneficiaries will also help us uphold transparency and integrity in implementing our programs and services,” DSWD-9 OIC Regional Director Fatima S. Caminan said.
It can be recalled that the beneficiaries of the 4Ps program have already received their emergency subsidy under the SAP since April 04, 2020.
The beneficiaries have received an emergency subsidy worth Php 3,650 on top of their regular grants worth Php 750 (health) and Php 600 (rice subsidy) which in total sums up to Php 5,000 grants.
As of this date, the Department has not yet received any reports of double claim by a 4Ps beneficiary.
Should there be a case on which a beneficiary was able to receive additional 5k SAP grant, the Department urges the public to report it immediately to the grievance hotline of the program at 0927-161-3818.
The public may also directly report a case to the city/municipal links assigned in their area for immediate validation.
Other forms of communication with the DSWD are also open such as through their official Facebook Page (DSWD Region IX) and regional website https://fo9.dswd.gov.ph/