Thursday, 30 April 2020 14:02

Honest SAP beneficiary declines cash aid: ‘Daghan pa mas nanginahanglan’

Written by Ryan C Tulba

Redentor Baloyos, a resident of Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City, has declined the cash subsidy from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) despite being listed as one of the beneficiaries.

 

As a retired police officer, Baloyos believes that he is not qualified from the program because he is receiving cash assistance through his pension.

 

During the distribution of cash grants to SAP beneficiaries in their barangay, he immediately returned the money.

"Nakonsensya pod ko kay kahibalo ko daghan pa mas nanginahanglan," Baluyos said. (My conscience cannot take it because I know others need it more than I do.)

 

The city government of Cagayan de Oro lauds his honesty and encouraged others to follow suit so they could extend the cash aid to other families who need it more.

 

“Hinaot daghan pa unta ang sama ni Mr. Baloyos nga nay kasing-kasing ug pagbati sa uban,” said City Administrator Teddy Sabuga-a. (We hope that there are more people like Mr Baloyos who has the heart and empathy for others.)

 

According to DSWD guidelines on SAP, a pensioner is not qualified for the cash aid. The agency has released earlier the list of qualified beneficiaries on their respective media channels.

 

Barangay Gusa Captain Marlo Tabac also reported that two others returned their SAP subsidy, namely, Efren Demata and Dalia Rosalie.

 

Both the barangay and city government officials were moved by these events.