More than 81,000 individuals have received financial assistance from more than one government agency, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Friday.
More than 52,000 other recipients were also ineligible.
“Sa duplication natin, umabot na sa 81,484 na beneficiaries na nakatanggap ng higit sa isang ayuda. Tapos more than 52,000 naman ang napag-alamang hindi kwalipikado ngunit naktanggap ng ayuda (In terms of our duplication, it has reached 81,484 beneficiaries who received assistance from more than one government agency. More than 52,000, meanwhile, were found unqualified, but received aid anyway.),” DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista said during an interview over Teleradyo.
Most cases of duplication or unqualified beneficiaries are found in Visayas, Mindanao, Central Luzon and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), Bautista said.
Bautista likewise said 10,862 persons received financial aid but voluntarily returned it to the government.
There are so far 3.2 million beneficiaries who have received subsidy from the second round of DSWD’s social amelioration program (SAP).
Around 17 million beneficiaries are expected to receive financial assistance for the second tranche of the program, five million of which are considered “waitlisted” or those who did not receive aid under the first tranche of the SAP./Stacy Ang