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Allegations on SAP anomalies reach 7,600

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The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Saturday said the PACC has received at least 7,601 complaints on the alleged anomalies in the distribution of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the government.

“As far as our records are concerned, we received 7, 601 complaints on the social amelioration. We have endorsed this for investigation and for appropriate action with the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government and DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development),” PACC Commissioner Geco Belgica said in a televised Laging Handa briefing.

Belgica added that it is up to the DILG to file the appropriate charges.

“This number to me is a lot, but I’ve also checked the numbers of beneficiaries of SAP which amounts into millions,” he added.

Under the SAP, each beneficiary will receive between P5,000 to P8,000 cash subsidy for two tranches based on the prevailing minimum wage rates in their respective regions.

The SAP distribution is part of the government efforts to provide assistance to families affected by the lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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