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The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila vows to improve its system for on-site cash releases of the Social Amelioration Program for Students residing in the City of Manila.

PLM regrets the long lines that were generated within and outside the campus on December 16, 2020, the first day of the SAP payouts covering November and December.

The University appeals for the understanding of its students and their parents who lined up to claim SAP benefits on Wednesday as the arrival of the cash and payout staff from the city hall has been delayed. Those who showed up for their scheduled payout –– those with surnames starting with A to “Dura–” –– have been entertained as the payout teams worked extended hours.

For the next two days, PLM will stick to the previously announced schedules to avoid huge crowds and allow a smoother experience for SAP recipients.

“We regret the deviation from the original plan but we expect the Manila City Hall paymasters to start the payouts at 8 a.m. on Thursday to avoid crowding at PLM,” University President Emmanuel Leyco said.

“We also expect the SAP recipients to follow the scheduled payouts that was prepared based on the first letter of their family names. Rules will be strictly enforced tomorrow,” he added.

Strict social distancing and other minimum health standards will be enforced. Those lining up for the payouts must wear face masks and face shields at all times.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. For easier validation, students are encouraged to upload their requirements online through their PLM CRS accounts.

For further clarifications, students may inquire via email to

PLM vows timely release of student SAP payouts for remaining distribution days