43 Mayors asked to explain poor performance in distribution of cash aid under SAP


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has said that forty-three mayors will be given show cause orders for having poor performance in the distribution of the emergency cash subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to low-income families in their localities.

DILG said 43 local government units (LGUs) had 79% and below accomplishment rate as of the final deadline set on May 10 midnight.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the local chief executives of these 43 LGUs will be made to explain why they had poor performance despite 2 extensions given with the latest deadline ending on 12 midnight of May 10.

Eleven are in Western Visayas, 8 are in MIMAROPA, 5 in Central Visayas, 4 in the Davao Region, 4 in the National Capital Region, 2 in Ilocos Region, 2 in Cagayan Valley, 2 in CALABARZON, 2 in Eastern Visayas, 2 in Northern Mindanao, and 1 in Central Luzon.

“While the vast majority of the LGUs were able to distribute their SAP before the deadline leading to a national pay-out rate of 97% yesterday, may ilan pa rin na naiwan, thus, the DILG and the public deserves to know why they failed to complete their distribution,” Secretary Año said on May 14.

“Maglalabas na tayo ng show cause order sa mga naiiwang 43 mayors nationwide dahil sa bagal ng pagbibigay ng ayuda sa kani-kanilang mga constituents. Kasi nga meron pa tayong 3% na mga family beneficiaries ang hindi pa rin nakakatanggap as of Wednesday,” he added.