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Tuloy ang ayuda: Gov’t allows payment firms for SAP aid to operate under MECQ

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By Prince Golez

Financial service providers (FSPs) tapped by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to distribute the cash aid under the government’s Special Amelioration Program (SAP) can operate at full capacity in areas placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Based on the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases’ Resolution No. 61 issued on August 6, employees of said financial service providers are allowed “full mobility” in the performance of their functions.

The task force also authorized SAP beneficiaries to leave their residences to avail receive the cash aid.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has identified six FSPs that are compliant with the minimum qualification requirements for the engagement.

These include GCash, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, PayMaya, Starpay, and UnionBank of the Philippines.

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