SAP distribution anomaly was reported in Quezon City
A barangay kagawad, his wife, and five other persons faced charges due to the SAP distribution anomaly that they allegedly did.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development distributed the social amelioration program to the poor families amid the enhanced community quarantine. This cash aid served as a sustenance of those affected by the ECQ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, there have been reports that corruption occurred in the distribution of cash assistance from the government. Previously, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered that the names of beneficiaries should be released for the transparency.
A reward was also offered to those who can report local officials are stealing the SAP money. Several reports already reached the authorities regarding erring barangay officials.
In a recent report from RMN, another incident of SAP distribution anomaly was reported in Barangay Old Balara in Quezon City. Barangay Kagawad Emmanuel Esteban, his wife Maricris Esteban, and 5 others – Lilibeth Gabuya, Sheva Ordonio, Yolanda Ramis, Roberto Avengoza Jr., and Jonathan Dilodilo – are now facing charges for allegedly in the said anomaly.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Criminal Investigation and Detention Group (CIDG) were able to accumulate evidences against the aforementioned people.
Allegedly, Maricris Esteban was asking P500 from SAP beneficiaries and told them that it will be donated to the Old Balara Ladies Brigade. CIDG found out that Emmanuel Esteban and five others are involved in the said anomaly.
They are now facing Bribery, Grave Coercion, Swindling or Estafa, and Bayanihan to Heal as One Act charges, based on the report.
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