Officials have yet to issue cash subsidies until now to be investigated

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will investigate local officials who have not yet issued cash subsidies to its residents.


This is despite the agency’s initial announcement that they will be held accountable for the negligence.


DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya has made it clear that they will first determine the reason for the delay in the distribution of cash aid and if it is found that the reasons are valid, they may be considered.


Malaya also emphasized that when officials prove to be negligent in their duties, they are likely to face administrative and criminal cases.


Delay of cash subsidies should be understood – Roque


The Palace understands the delays in providing financial assistance to beneficiaries covered by the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).


Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement in an SMNI News interview.


Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque


“Gusto man nating sisihin ang LGUs, ang problema naman, naiintindihan din natin ang LGUs dahil napakahirap ng gagawin nila, dahil meron ngang social distancing,” said Roque.


Roque said it is easy to distribute assistance without social distancing but due to the COVID-19 threat, it may cause the virus to spread.


Roque urged the public to understand the LGUs as the government is doing its best to address the situation.


Roque, meanwhile, made it clear that the granting of aid from the government would not end today.


“Habang hindi pa po naibibigay yung unang 50% ng SAP, tuloy po yan hanggang mabigyan ang lahat,” Roque said.



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