Rep. Salceda pushes SAP third tranche
SAP Third Tranche – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Joey Salceda is aiming to have the third distribution of cash assistance for poor families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The social amelioration program under the Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided cash aid for many Filipino families who were affected by the enhanced community quarantine.
Although the government has already given the second tranche, Rep. Salceda believes that the third distribution is needed. Based on the report from Bandera, the lawmaker said that 4.2 million households may suffer from hunger if the third tranche will not push through.
His suggestion for the third distribution of cash assistance will be under the third stimulus package that will be included in the 2021 national budget.
He explained that by the end of July, it is expected that more Filipinos will lose their jobs and he estimated that jobless individuals will reach 3.6 million, equivalent to 1.5 million households.
Salceda added that before the end of the third quarter or the end of September more people will lose their jobs. It is expected that it will reach to 1.7 million workers or 0.9 million households.
Based on the report, the Executive branch is open for the suggestion to have the third economic stimulus with the amount of P280 billion. This is expected to be implemented in the latter part of the year.
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