• DSWD assures ‘Yolanda’ victims aid will come


    ILOILO CITY: More than a year after super typhoon Yolanda devastated many areas in the Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 6 is yet to release the funds that would have been allotted for victims. Under the DSWD program, P30,000 in cash assistance will be given to each of those whose houses were fully destroyed and P10,000 for those with partially-damaged dwellings. Rosario San Agustin, DSWD Western Visayas representative, said her office is working round-the-clock to procure the necessary documents pertinent to the release of the financial aid, the bulk of which is donated by the international community. She added that the aid will be released to about 3,000 beneficiaries as soon as the DSWD central office gives the go signal. San Agustin appealed for patience, assuring the victims that the DSWD knows fully well their plight.



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    1. I was just wondering if this financial aid is intended for all who were devastated by the typhoon? Some houses here on our town were totally destroyed but were not included to those who will be given aid and for their reason that there are teachers in the family,while those who doesn’t even have houses that was damaged before the typhoon were actually included . There were also people in out town that are living on the same roof but on that household there are multiple receivers. Please we need answers.