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Coordination between DSWD, DILG, LGU key to orderly distribution of educational assistance
THE distribution of the educational assistance by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was more orderly and faster last Saturday, compared to what happened last August 20.
In a radio interview, DSWD Sec. Erwin Tulfo thanked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the local government units (LGUs) for their help in ensuring a peacefulz faster and orderly distribution of the educational assistance to indigent students.
“Salamat una sa lahat sa Panginoong Diyos. Salamat kay DILG Secretary Benhur Abalos at sa kapulisan. Maraming salamat din sa mga mayor at governor na nagpahiram ng facilities at mga tauhan sa city o municipal social welfare office,” Sec. Tulfo said.
He added, “Salamat din sa mga tao na nag-antay sa pila dahil naging pasensiyoso po sila at naiintindihan nila ang sitwasyon.”
According to Tulfo, they were able to give cash aid to at least 66,000 beneficiary students last Saturday, amounting to P168 million nationwide.
But Sec. Tulfo also admitted that there are still a few problems that they needed to iron out or fix, like having additional payout sites and how to accommodate those who do not have cellphones or access to the internet.
“May mga lugar na mahina ang internet o di kaya ay walang load pang-register nila sa DSWD kaya kailangan na pagplanuhan ng mabuti kasi baka biglang dumagsa uli ang walk-in pag binuksan natin kaagad-agad,” the DSWD Secretary explained.
The DSWD still have four more Saturdays to distribute educational assistance to indigent students or until September 24.