Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DSWD: New Washington, Libacao, Kalibo welcome cash assistance for Yolanda victims

Posted March 11, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas

Three out of 17 towns in the province of Aklan hit by super typhoon Yolanda were able to receive financial assistance.

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Department Head Evangelina Gallega: “Initially a partial assistance was granted to Kalibo, totally in Libacao while partially and totally financial assistance in New Washington.”

In this regard, Gallega ask for understanding in a bit by bit giving of the said financial assistance to other 14 municipalities since that it needs to be downloaded from the office of the treasury.

She explained: “when it is downloaded already, the amount is being given to the local government where they give cash to Yolanda victims.”

“If this cash assistance will materialize, this will be a big help to the identified beneficiaries, especially those who are poor and who lost their source of incomes after the onslaught of Yolanda.” She added.

Meanwhile, the Department of Finance recently reported that nearly 53 percent of P199.49 billion was spent on various programs, activities and projects in areas affected by Yolanda in the Philippines.

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