1. Social Amelioration Program

1.1

Is it true that the Social Amelioration Card (SAC) forms for the Social Amelioration Program beneficiaries have already been distributed to the barangay officials?

1.2

Are the beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) different in each barangay?

1.3

No one in our family is earning because of the “no work, no pay” policy. Both of my parents are senior citizens. Am I qualified under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the DSWD?

1.4

Are 4Ps members qualified under the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP)?

1.5

Who may receive an amount of P8,000 under the Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP)? Why are some areas receiving an amount lower than Php 8,000?

1.6

Can the barangays distribute subsidies less than the prescribed amount of Php 5,000 to Php 8,000?

1.7

Is everyone entitled to receive Php 5,000 subsidy?

1.8

How can homeless individuals avail of the subsidy?

1.9

A beneficiary currently residing in one local government unit (LGU) is listed under the master list of a different LGU. Can he/she authorize another family member to receive the subsidy on his behalf?

2. CAMP & SBWS

2.1

Are we still entitled to receive subsidy from the DOLE even after they have informed the public about the depletion of the fund for the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP)?

2.2

Is there a remedy available to those who did not receive subsidy under the CAMP?

3. Ragos Shooting Incident

3.1

When is the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials justified?

3.2

What constitutes imminent unlawful aggression?

3.3

Does the alleged act of drawing a gun constitute imminent unlawful aggression that justifies the use of force?

3.4

In unlawful aggression, when does the existence of clear and imminent danger deemed to have ceased?

3.5

Was Florendo’s act of shooting Winston Ragos justified?

3.6

What is the process in investigating suspected non-compliance with the guidelines on the use of force by law enforcement officials?

4. SSS Calamity

4.1

What is the recourse of individuals who cannot file an application for Calamity Loan with the SSS due to its prioritization of the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) Program?

4.2

What is the SSS Calamity Loan?

4.3

What are the features of the SSS Calamity Loan?

4.4

Who can apply for SSS Calamity Loan?

4.5

How to apply for SSS Calamity Loan?

4.6

What must an individual do in response to a verbal warning issued by the police in order to avoid violence?

5. Arrest

5.1

When can persons accused of a crime be arrested without a warrant?

5.2

Can an “invitation” to a person who is investigated in connection with an offense be construed as an arrest?

5.3

What are the rights guaranteed to a person under arrest or detention?

5.4

What are the effects of and sanctions for the violation of these rights?

6. Criticism of Barangay Officials

6.1

Is the act of criticizing an elective barangay official on social media punishable by law?

6.2

What remedies are available against an elective barangay official who publicly makes legal threats directed to his critics?

7. SBWS Beneficiary & SAP Eligibility

7.1

Can a beneficiary under the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) Program also receive benefits under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP)?