The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to issue show cause order against 43 mayors for their alleged poor performance in the distribution of the emergency cash subsidy under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to low-income families in their localities.
“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,” Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said in a press statement.
“Kasi nga meron pa tayong 3% na mga family beneficiaries ang hindi pa rin nakakatanggap, as of Wednesday,” he added.
Around 18 million low-income families were targeted to receive monthly cash subsidies ranging from P5,000 to P8,000 for two months as mandated by the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469).
Año said the 43 local chief executives will be made to explain why they had poor performance despite the two extensions of the deadline with the latest ending on 12 midnight of May 10.
“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,” he said.
Año added the 43 LGUs had 79% and below accomplishment rate as of the final deadline set on May 10 midnight. He said 11 of these mayors are in Western Visayas, eight are in MIMAROPA, five in Central Visayas, four in the Davao Region, and four in the National Capital Region.
Local government units that had poor distribution rate and did not meet the May 10 deadline also include two in Ilocos Region, two in Cagayan Valley; two in CALABARZON, two in Eastern Visayas, two in Northern Mindanao, and one in Central Luzon.—AOL, GMA News