No governmentofficial is allowed to slash the monetary aid for whatever reason, according toAssistant Secretary Rhea Peñaflor. “It is up to thebeneficiaries, pagnakuha na nila angP6,000, kon gusto nila buligan ang pihaknga balay nga wala SAP,” said Peñaflor. Peñaflor,reacting to reports that some local government units slashed the cashassistance then gave the hacked amount to those unfortunately not covered bySAP, said such action was not in the guidelines. She urged SAPbeneficiaries who were coerced into giving up a portion of their cashassistance to register their complaints at DSWD, or text/call the followinghotline numbers: She also revealedhaving asked the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) toinvestigate the reported slashing of the cash assistance of SAP beneficiariesin Maasin, Iloilo – from P6,000 to P5,000. Some SAPbeneficiaries in Barangay Delgado, Maasin claimed they were made by barangayofficials to sign waivers stating they were voluntarily giving up P1,000 fromtheir P6,000 cash assistance and that the P1,000 would be given to those notcovered by SAP in their village. * Globe –09162471194 “Gina-encourage gid sila nga mag-report so that mayevidence kita nga indi kamo gusto buhinanang ginahatag nga P6,000,” said Peñaflor. * Sun –09329333257 * Smart –09474822864 In an interviewover DyOK Aksyon Radyo, Mayor Francis Amboy said he had asked barangayofficials to make it clear to their constituents that giving up P1,000 from thecash assistance must be voluntary only, and that this was for the benefit offamilies not covered by SAP. Everybody inMaasin is affected by the ongoing enhanced community quarantine, he pointedout./PN ILOILO City –Each beneficiary of the national government’s P6,000 Social AmeliorationProgram (SAP) cash assistance must receive the money in full, stressed theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). “Under theBayanihan Act, the P6,000 must be released intact by local governments. Fundslashing is prohibited,” she stressed. DSWD Region 6records showed P36,342,000 was downloaded to the local government of Maasin for6,057 target SAP beneficiaries in the town.