Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DSWD BICOL TEMPORARILY SUSPEND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BEFORE YEAR END



 LEGAZPI CITY (November 15) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office temporarily suspend giving financial assistance to indigent persons/families after the fund was exhausted and number of beneficiaries surpassed the target for this year. This include Educational Asistance (2nd Sem) and Burial and Medical Assistance.

This was disclosed by Jindra Mingoy - Social Welfare Office IV, in an exclusive interview with DZGB News over Tingog kan Banwaan program, Wednesday.  The projected schedule of suspension of  the financial assistance were as follows:  For Educational Assistance (2nd Sem): Albay  Nov.13, Cam Sur Nov. 16, Sorsogon Nov. 20, Cam Norte Dec. 7,  Masbate Dec. 15 and Catanduanes Dec. 16. For Burial and Medical Assistance: Sorsogon Nov.15,  Cam Sur Nov. 16, Albay Nov. 20, Cam Norte Dec. 7, Masbate Dec. 15 and Catanduanes until Dec. 28.

Mingoy said  to wait for the advisory to be issued by their office and made an appeal for understanding from the public. (Mar de la Cruz with reports from Pio Fernandez and Jordan Alpajaro)

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