A woman who received money from the social amelioration program (SAP) of the government has been praised on social media because of her honesty.
On April 19, Whendy Pido, 28, a resident of Basak, Magpet, North Cotabato, captured the attention of the social media users after her story was featured by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
According to the post of DSWD Region 12, Pido decided to return the money she received from the SAP worth P5,000, admitting that her husband, who resided to another barangay, already received financial aid.
Pido said that she returned the money because she believes that many people badly needed the social amelioration program, especially that the funds were just limited.
She also pointed out that she might face the consequences in the future if she accepted the money.
Social Amelioration Program rules prohibit two beneficiaries per family.
“Kusa ko pong ibinalik yung perang naibigay sa akin ng mga taga-barangay mula sa Social Amelioration Program sa dahilang nabigyan na ang aking asawa na nasa kabilang barangay,” Pido said.
“Mas kailangan ito ng iba pang higit na nangangailangan dulot ng COVID-19 krisis sa aming barangay. Hindi ko po tinanggap dahil dodoble na ang aming matatanggap na ayuda at alam ko po na maari kaming makulong hinggil dito,” she added.
The story has gone viral on the internet, and Pido received praise from the netizens.
“May her tribe increase. Very good example showing concern and sympathy for others,” netizen Tem Rivera said.
“Very good. God will bless you more. sana matularan ka pa ng iba. sana maging light ka sa mga taong kahit alam nlang disqualified sila aawayin pa yonng mga gumawa ng lista. mag eeskandalo pa. example retired na tumatanggap ng pension but still ma insist na bigyan pa. anong klaseng mga tao,” netizen Flores Dumago Buenavista commented.
“I salute you po ate..PERO KUNG AKO SA YO KINUHA KO NA LANG AT AKO AMG NAGBIGAY KING SINO ANG NANGANGAILANGAN,. YANG HINDI MO PAGKUHA BAKA KUNG KANINONG KAMAY PAY MAPUNTA.. JUST SAYING BUT TRUE sa panahon ngayon basta pera umiiral kademonyohan!” netizen Brenda Bartolome remarked.