Cash-for-work program set for ‘Yolanda’ victims


ILOILO CITY: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here is finalizing plans for the implementation of its Cash-for-Work program in 50 local government units (LGUs) hard hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda on November 8.

DSWD information officer Alma Estember said the agency is releasing P5.2 million for the special program for 50 beneficiaries in each LGU or a total of 2,500 individuals who will work in clearing and cleaning up the debris left by the typhoon in the roads and other public places.

Each beneficiary will be paid with P208 a day for 10 days in helping them seek out livelihood even if temporary.

The 50 local governments are 17 in the province of Capiz, 14 in Iloilo, six in Aklan, nine in Antique and four in Negros Occidental. The beneficiary areas in  Capiz are Jamindan, Maayon, Dumarao, Tapaz, Sapian, Dao, Mabusao, Panay, Cuartero, President Roxas, Panitan, Ivisan, Sigma, Dumalag, Pilar, Pontevedra and Roxas City.

Beneficiary LGUs in the province of Iloilo are Concepcion, Carles, San Dionisio, Lemery, San Rafael, Balasan, Batad, Bingawan, Barotac Viejo, Sara, Passi City, Banate, Ajuy and Estancia. Beneficiary LGUs in the province of Aklan are Balete, Libacao, Altavas, Banga, Batan and Kalibo.

The beneficiary LGUs in Antique are Caluya, Barbaza, Sebaste, Laua-an, Tibiao, Libertad, Culasi, Bugasong and Pandan, while beneficiary LGUs in Negros Occidental are Manapla, Sagay City, Cadiz City and Escalante City.


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  1. Pinoy who cares on

    I’m glad they have thought about doing this. It should have been done earlier so that those victims who are able to work could have used their time and effort to make some money for their families. The funding does not need to come from the government’s budget. It could come from the foreign contributions and donations. I think by doing this, not only are we helping our kababayan feel good about themselves physically, but also mentally.