Just recently, Honorable Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz signed Department Order No. 114 –A, series of 2016, Amending Department Order No. 114-11 (Amended Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 6982), increasing the amount of maternity and death benefits under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the Sugar Industry. The amount of cash benefits has been increased from Php2,000.00 to Php5,000.00 for maternity benefit, and from Php7,000.00 to Php10,000.00 for death benefit. Said assistance is in addition to the existing benefits granted by law (e.g. SSS, PhilHealth) or collective bargaining agreements.