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Sunday, January 5, 2014

DSWD Continues to Aid Cash with Yolanda Survivors

 Dept. of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said it will continue to provide cash assistance to Super Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Western, Central and Eastern Visayas Region who are now living in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces. DSWD National Capital Region (NCR) Dir. Bonoan advised the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to coordinate with the municipal or city links of the DSWD where they are currently residing or staying for the processing of cash grants. To process the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries cash grant Bonoan said the DSWD will conduct validation and updating of household profile in its database to determine the amount of cash grant that the recipients will receive. Pantawid Pamilya is a poverty alleviation program of the national government that aims to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty of poor households by investing in human capital particularly on health, nutrition and education of children 14 yrs. old and below. Beneficiaries are given cash grants of as much as Php 1,400 for the education and health needs of a maximum of 3 qualified children. To date Pantawid Pamilya benefits 3.94 million families and 8.92 million children nationwide.     
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