ILOILO CITY – The payout of PHP6,000 cash assistance for additional family-beneficiaries in Western Visayas is expected to be completed by the end of July, an official of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday.
DSWD regional director Evelyn Macapobre said in a virtual presser that as of Monday morning, the payout for release through financial service provider Starpay has been finalized.
Starpay will handle the payout for the remaining additional families in the region. It will be paid through Cebuana Lhuiller and M’Lhuiller outlets except in Hinobaan, Ilog, and Cauayan in Negros Occidental and Carles, Iloilo.
The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) will handle the payout for the three LGUs, although Macapobre said she is just waiting for the confirmation of the payout schedule.
She said RCBC has to render the payout simultaneous with Starpay, which will commence on Thursday, July 23.
Beneficiaries will be provided with their beneficiary registration number (BRN) that they can present together with the social amelioration card (SAC) and identification card or barangay certificate to the financial service provider.
“Wait until you are being contacted and given your BRN. Hopefully, everybody will cooperate so we can finish by July 31,” she said.
The town of Carles will be handled by the DSWD staff because financial service providers are not available in the area.
The schedule is still being finalized and so they could not start with the July 23 schedule, Macapobre said.
As of July 20, Macapobre said a total of PHP145.608 million for 24,268 additional beneficiaries have been released.
The region has 161,000 additional beneficiaries.
For the second tranche of the SAP payout, Macapobre said that as of Monday, they have submitted four payrolls to the central office for an initial 327,468 beneficiaries.
She said the payout would begin once the central office has downloaded the funds.
The payout will be handled by the DSWD staff in partnership with the concerned local government units, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The second tranche of the SAP cash assistance will cover the province of Iloilo and the cities of Iloilo and Bacolod.
Macapobre said the second tranche for members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) had been released, benefitting 103,608 families.
The released funds totaled PHP481,777,200. (PNA)
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