DILG Will Still Run After SAP-Related Anomalies Involving Local Officials

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will still run after barangay, local officials involved in SAP-related anomalies.

Marybell Diño, chief of staff and daughter of DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Operations Martin Diño, vowed that they are still ready to received complaints of anomalities related on the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) distribution.

DILG SAP-Related Anomalies

She said that the agency will remain vigilant in filing lawsuits against rude barangays and local officials who violate the SAP cash aid distribution intended to be given to the poorest to alleviate the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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However, she emphasized that charges will be filed based on the legitimate pieces of evidence given by the complaining parties. She said complainants can proceed to the DILG and file their complaints.

Concerned citizens who have provided evidence of irregularities in SAP subsidy distribution have raised some concerns over the expected delay in the resolution of complaints filed by the DILG and the CIDG before the Office of the Ombudsman and the regional courts of litigation against the rude officials.

On September 2020, the DILG recorded 89 barangay captains that were placed in a six-month preventive suspension by the OMB for their alleged involvement in the initial distribution of the SAP.

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