43 mayors to be given show cause order for poor SAP payout accomplishment

Forty-three mayors will be given show cause orders by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 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 Secretary Eduardo M. Año that these 43 local chief executives (LCEs) will be made to explain why they had poor performance despite the two (2) extensions of the deadline given to local government units (LGUs) with the latest deadline 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.

“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 said.

He said that the 43 LGUs had 79% and below accomplishment rate as of the final deadline set on May 10 midnight.

Eleven of these mayors are in Western Visayas, 8 are in MIMAROPA, 5 in Central Visayas, 4 in the Davao Region, and 4 in the National Capital Region. Local government units (LGUs) that had poor distribution rate and did not meet the May 10 deadline also include 2 in Ilocos Region, 2 in Cagayan Valley; 2 in CALABARZON, 2 in Eastern Visayas, 2 Northern Mindanao, and 1 Central Luzon.

Source: DILG, May 14, 2020