The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, together with the City Government of Manila, has released the monthly cash allowances of its sophomore up to senior students for September to November 2021.
The P1,000 monthly aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for students were released through Landbank cash cards previously distributed to enrollees who are bona fide residents of the City of Manila.
Landbank has credited the amounts to the cash cards of over 6,900 students last November 10, amounting to more than P20 million.
Meanwhile, SAP allowances of freshmen students will be released upon completion of the validation process of the student's residency and voter’s status. The distribution of cash cards is tentatively set during the first half of December 2021.
“We thank the City Government of Manila for its continued assistance to PLM students through the SAP, especially during this challenging period of distance learning. These student benefits would be of great help to them in improving their connectivity and later on, in preparing for the gradual resumption of face-to-face classes,” PLM President Emmanuel Leyco said.
The Manila City Government's SAP provides direct aid to students who are able to present proof of residence in the city. This is different from the national government's household-based SAP during the lockdown period.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed the release of P44.62 million in student allowances for a total of 11,155 PLM students on October 26, covering payouts from September to December 2021.
The allowance payout for the month of December will be released next month, also through direct debit to existing SAP accounts. Upperclassmen who are facing issues with their SAP records as well as those with unclaimed or lost Landbank cards are currently undergoing validation.