DSWD To Distribute P1,000 Cash Assistance to Marawi Evacuees on June 23-24, 2017

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development under the leadership of Secretary Judy Taguiwalo announced to the media that the agency will distribute the P1,000 cash assistance to all Marawi evacuees now living in different parts of Mindanao this coming June 23-24, 2017.

Sec. Judy Taguiwalo of DSWD said families from Marawi who are now staying in evacuation centers and those staying with relatives and friends in Iligan City and nearby towns who were validated as of June 15, will receive the cash aid from the Duterte administration.

The initial P1,000 fund could be used by the Marawi City evacuees to purchase food for breaking of the fast on the eve of June 26, the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

DSWD noted that the initial P1,000 cash assistance is part of the promised P5,000 cash aid that the social welfare department will provide to each displaced family from Marawi City, aside from the regular family food packs given to the victims.

The records of the DSWD also showed that as of June 15, the total number of people affected by the Marawi crisis has reached 69,055 families or 336,783 individuals.

Out of the total records of the DSWD, 3.527 families or 16,981 persons are taking shelter in 82 evacuation centers, while 59,712 families or 291,003 individuals are staying with relatives or friends in Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao, Soccsksargen, ARMM and Negros islands.

The DSWD in Northern Mindanao also reported that they recorded the highest number of displaced people, amounting 2,402 families or 11,102 persons.

Source: Philippine News Agency (PNA)

Ed Umbao

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