DILG chief lauds Caraga for accomplishing 100% SAP payout rate

BUTUAN CITY, May 13 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año lauded Caraga Region for ensuring the outright and equitable implementation of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the region.

During the virtual Management Committee Meeting participated by the DILG heads and chiefs of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) on May 9, Secretary Año recognized Caraga for being the only region with a perfect SAP payout rate and encouraged the other regions to emulate this feat.

DILG Caraga Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion attributed this success to the strong collaboration between DILG and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the efforts of the local government units (LGUs) in heeding the guidance of the said agencies. This enabled local protocols to favor the smooth implementation of the SAP.

On the issue on incentivizing the achievement, Director Famacion had requested SILG Año about the possibility of enabling all LGUs in the region to avail the wave of the SAP implementation despite the lifting of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

Sec. Año said that he will present the matter to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19.

The national payout rate of the SAP stands at 85.49 percent, with Caraga region leading the list, followed by the Bicol region at 99.79 percent, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) at 93.92 percent, and Ilocos region at 91.12 percent. (DILG/DMNR/PIACaraga)

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