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Woman Caught on Video Grouping Three Families into One for Social Amelioration

A woman was caught on video as she grouped together three families to answer one form, telling them they would have to divide the money and relief goods they are set to receive under the social amelioration program. When someone questioned why that was so, she told them to choose if they wanted to receive the money or none at all!

Social Amelioration for the Poor

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Under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) “Bayanihan Fund: Tulong Laban sa COVID-19”, financial assistance will be given to families across the Philippines to help them survive the enhanced community quarantine imposed by the president or their local officials to combat COVID-19.

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Priority is given to poor families; thus, the DSWD will still conduct an assessment after receiving all the forms. However, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and also Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano clarified that the financial assistance is not given per house but per household. This means that if there are three families living in one house, they will receive three forms.

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But the woman in the video uploaded by Facebook page cut#share was doing the opposite thing. Instead of giving every family one form to fill up and sign, she grouped three families into one form and told them that this is the proper way to answer the forms.

She went on to explain that the families will receive the first Php2,500, with Php1,000+ of it in relief goods, and the next Php4,000+ in cash. She urged the gathered families to choose who among their relatives and neighbors they choose as groupmates so they can later divide the relief goods and money among themselves.

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Instead of each low-income household getting one form and later financial assistance, they have to divide the money among themselves!

Watch the video here:

Naku po isa nanamang MANLOLOKO na Videohan

Ate saang LUPALOP nanggaling yung 3 TAO o GRUPO sa isang FORM? Ang LAKAS MO KUMITA nyan. (Pakiusap namin sa Pangulo sana may kasamang 1 Pulis at 1 Sundalo ang KAPITAN or DILG kapag nagbigay ng AYUDA sa isang PAMILYA upang maiwasan ang ganitong PANGGAGANTYO.) Video from Mr. Jr JuaHeto ang nakasulat para hindi kayo MALOKO may Video din po galing sa DSWDSOCIAL AMELIORATION CARD FORM1. Nakatanggap ka na ba sa Barangay po ninyo nito? 2. Paano ba magkaroon nito galing sa Barangay ninyo?3. Sino sino po ba ang mabibigyan nito?************************************************Paano makatanggap ng Social Amelioration Card Form?Step 1: Ang lokal na pamahalaan ay namamahagi ng Social Amelioration Card (SAC) form sa kanilang nasasakupan. Gagawin po ito sa pamamagitan ng pagbigay sa bawat kababayan o house to house basis. ( Video Information 👇🎦 ) https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/Step 2: Ang puno ng pamilya ang siyang magsusulat ng kanilang impormasyon na hinihingi sa SAC Form. Kinakailangan ibigay ang kompletong impormasyon na hinihingi sa dokumento. ( Video Information 👇🎦)https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/Step 3: Siguraduhin na kompleto na inilalagay sa form. Isumite o ibalik ang form sa kinatawan ng lokal na pamahalaan na babalik sa inyong bahay. (Video Information 👇🎦)https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/Step 4: Ipapahatid ng DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) at ng ibang ahensiya ang tulong sa pamamagitan ng lokal na pamahalaan (Video Information 👇🎦)https://www.facebook.com/419363814918885/posts/1322576361264288/ TANDAAN: Ang SAC form ay isang validation tool lamang na naglalayong makita kung sino ang higit na nangangailangan ng madaliang ayuda. Ang lahat po ay nilalayon naming makatanggap ng Social Amelioration Program subalit ang pagpapamahagi po ay naaayon sa lebel ng pangangailangan. Kung kaya't ang inyo pong kooperasyon, pagbibigayan at pang uunawa ay higit na kinakailangan.Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, makipag- ugnayan sa DSWD sa numerong 8951-2803

Posted by cut#share on Friday, April 3, 2020

What is Social Amelioration Program (SAP)?

The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) is a cash assistance program that varies depending on the minimum wage rate of a region. The beneficiary can receive Php5,000 to Php8,000 per qualified family per month.

PANOORIN: Narito naman ang gabay sa pagsagot sa Social Amelioration Card (SAC) alinsunod sa pagpapatupad ng Social Amelioration Measures o ayuda ng pamahalaan para sa mga household.#WeHealAsOne#BeatCOVID19

Posted by DILG Philippines on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Fake Delivery Rider Tries to Scam Frequent Shopee Buyer

A scammer tried to dupe a frequent Shopee buyer for Php3,499 but he left emptyhanded after the guy noticed that the package clearly looks so fake!

Fake Delivery Rider Tries to Scam Shopee Buyer

These days, it is so easy to buy something you need and have it delivered at home. You can shop for almost anything you want even without leaving the comforts of your home – and you don’t even have to deposit the payment first, for most cases.

Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook

But the system of “cash on delivery” (COD) on many online platforms has given scammers a way to earn some quick, dishonest cash. These scammers prey on people who often make orders on these online shops and might not notice that they are paying for an order they did not make.

Netizen Jay Jazo shared the experience he had with what appears to be newbie scammers who arrived at his house carrying a package with his name written using a pentel pen. The address was incomplete, just “1200 Camba” and the amount was written out as “3499 php”.

Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook
Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook
Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook

Jay has some pending orders that he’s waiting for, yet he also knows that he doesn’t have an order worth Php3,499. Moreover, as a frequent Shopee buyer, he knows that the package doesn’t look like something you’d get from an online store. There’s no barcode or waybill on the package. Only the supposed buyer’s name was there; no information about the seller or the order number.

Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook
Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook

A bit scared, Jay quickly closed the door to inspect the item before telling the fake delivery rider that he doesn’t have an order. After the guy left, they followed him and saw that he was just walking! There’s a rider who fetched him several meters away from the house, but the two appeared to have realized that the fake rider was being followed.

Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook
Photo credit: Jay Jazon / Facebook

Jay shared the experience as warning to others so they won’t fall for this kind of modus operandi.

Fake Package Delivery Scam

Don’t be fooled by the fake package delivery scam. Here’s what you can do:

  • Always track your packages from online shops.
  • Don’t give out personal information to callers, even if they sound like a real delivery rider.
  • Check the packaging for clues. Real orders have a proper waybill, with information like your complete name, address, and phone number.
  • Tell family members or other housemates to never pay for orders delivered when you’re not around, unless you tell them beforehand or if they could confirm it with your first.
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Concerned Citizens Break Car’s Glass to Save Two Kids Left by Parents

Two kids were rescued from a hot car after concerned citizens broke the glass to save their lives. The two young children were left by their parents inside the car which was turned off and locked.

Kids Left in Hot Car by Parents

There are so many people who are not aware of the dangers of leaving children or pets inside a locked car with the air conditioning turned off and the windows closed. Not everyone is aware how hot it can quickly become inside that car, even if the weather isn’t too hot.

So, just imagine how hot it could become and how much oxygen will be left inside the vehicle on a very hot day!

Photo credit: Philippines CCTV & DASH CAM Spotted

In a video shared by Philippines CCTV & DASH CAM Spotted, several concerned citizens could be seen surrounding a Suzuki Ertiga that’s parked near business establishments at a still undisclosed location. It turned out that some passersby noticed the small kids inside the car and were concerned over their condition inside the locked vehicle.

The concerned citizens could be heard speaking in Visayan, telling each other that the best course of action is to break the car’s glass because doing it without damage to the vehicle was taking them a very long time. The kids inside could be seen looking weak and sweaty.

Photo credit: Philippines CCTV & DASH CAM Spotted

Acting as fast as they could to save the children, they broke the glass window at the driver’s seat. With the window broken, they rushed to remove the car seat of the baby and moved it inside an air-conditioned establishment near where the car was parked.

Another person picked up the elder sister, still a toddler, and also brought her to the establishment where they were both given water.

Photo credit: Philippines CCTV & DASH CAM Spotted

The video did not show what happened next or how the parents reacted once they learned what these concerned citizens happened. But everyone is furious at the irresponsible parents and thankful that the kids were safe.

What Happens to Kids in a Hot Car?

Kids’ bodies actually heat up more quickly, about 5x, than adult’s bodies. When left in a hot car, kids’ major organs could begin to shutdown at 40 C. You could easily lose the child as temperatures rise to 41.5 C!

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Top Advantages of Using Solar Power at Home

Just like other sources of energy, solar power has its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. But even if the costs are usually high in putting it up, there is a great return on investment and you could actually save a lot of money in the long run.

Here are some of the top advantages of using solar power at home.

Lower or Eliminate Your Electricity Bills

Depending on what system you are planning to set up on your roof and the actual usage, you could either lower or eliminate your electricity bills. It is possible that you won’t generate 100% of the electricity you need but you’ll certainly see a huge slash from your monthly bills.

Power Even on Brownouts

Not all solar power systems work this way because there are those that are still connected/tied to the power company and doesn’t store the electricity produced during the day. But if you truly want to save money and have power even on brownouts, get the one with batteries. It costs higher but will be more useful in the long run.

Harness the Power of the Sun, Save the Environment

According to SolarGain, installing a 1kW solar power system helps reduce your carbon footprint and prevents the release of 1.5 tonnes of carbon a year. This sustainable system lets you harness the power of the sun and help save the environment.

Great Investment

Most suppliers offer a warranty for 20 to 25 years on your solar power system. This makes it a great investment for your home. Moreover, having solar power adds value to your home.

In some places, the government offers a subsidy or tax breaks or even cashback options for those who set up solar power at home. Take advantage of such offers if available in your area.

Incentives may actually go away and it may not actually pay to wait for too long,” says Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage.

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