SAN JOSE, Antique – TheDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already downloaded anamount of P375,636,000 under the social amelioration program (SAP) to be givento 71,656 family-beneficiaries in 17 out of 18 towns in this province affectedby the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. *Pandan – P26,820,000*Patnongon – P26,082, 000*San Remigio – P19,410,000*Sebaste – P12,726,000*Sibalom – P43, 668,000*Tibiao – P18,918,000*Tobias Fornier – P26,772,000*Valderrama – P9,168,000 She said the towns of Libertad and Belison already made the payout totheir SAP beneficiaries last week.This capital town, meanwhile, is now coordinating with DSWD to release thepayout to its family-beneficiaries. *Belison – P11,256,000 According to DSWD assistant secretary Rhea Peñaflor on April 17, the municipalitieshave already submitted the required documents for the funds to be downloaded. *Bugasong – P24,336,000 *Barbaza – P17,346,000 *Lau-an – P18,936,000*Libertad – P12,072,000 *Caluya – P28,584,000*Culasi – P29,160,000*Hamtic – P34,614,000 However, the new target beneficiaries would still need to prove thattheir family members belong to the informal sector and could not earn a livingdue to COVID-19. “The barangay health workers, tanods,and daycare workers should also show that they belong to the vulnerablesector,” she said.(With a report from PNA/PN) The following were the amounts downloaded to the 17 towns of Antique:*Anini-y – P15,768,000 Meanwhile, Peñaflor said that as per advisory they received from DSWD’ssecretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, the barangay health workers, daycareworkers and village watchmen have also been included as target beneficiaries ofthe SAP.“The Department of the Interior and Local Government has sent a letterrequesting to include barangay health workers, tanods (village watchmen) and daycare workers as targetbeneficiaries of the SAP. That is why they have been included already,” shesaid.