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DSWD taps GCash for digital distribution of SAP

DSWD taps GCash for digital distribution of SAP

GCash has been tapped by the Department of Social Works and Development (DSWD) for the disbursement of its digital financial aid in a bid to hasten the distribution of the cash assistance to its beneficiaries. 

Now, beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) may choose to receive their cash aid safely, securely, and conveniently via GCash. By simply registering in the newly-launched online platform called ReliefAgad, beneficiaries may apply for the cash aid without the need to line up at government centers, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. 

The DSWD has decided to digitalize the second tranche of the SAP through a partnership with the tech organization Developers Connect Philippines (DevCon) and the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID), both of which helped develop the ReliefAgad platform. 

Through the platform, beneficiaries of the program may register and choose their preferred payout option. This not only ensures that the monies will be delivered straight to the recipients, but also ensures the safety of the beneficiaries and government employees, as it limits human interaction. 

GCash provides a safer and better alternative to cash as it reduces costs and increases efficiency of transactions, better transparency and security, offers greater convenience, and promotes financial inclusion. 

So far, more than 2 million users have registered themselves in the ReliefAgad platform, recognizing the advantages of the digital solution.  

Aside from cashing out the financial aid from tens of thousands of partner establishments, beneficiaries who opted to receive the government assistance via GCash may use their mobile wallets for a variety of services. 

GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, kindly visit https://www.gcash.com/.


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