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Digital DSWD aid, other services discussed

April 25, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 271 views

SOCIAL Welfare and Development Secretary Rex Gatchalian on Monday welcomed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Regional Operations and Advocacy Sector Deputy Governor Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc, in separate courtesy visits to the DSWD Central Office.

In the meeting with BSP officials, Gatchalian and Deputy Governor Romulo-Puyat explored ways on how to administer contactless distribution of financial assistance under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) and other programs of DSWD.

Digitalization of the systems, processes, programs and services of the DSWD is one of the major thrusts and priorities of Secretary Gatchalian. It is also aligned with his plan to implement the concept of ease of doing social welfare.

In a separate meeting, Secretary Gatchalian and Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc discussed possible collaboration in delivering prompt and immediate assistance to the poor and the vulnerable residents in the province of Ilocos Norte.

In line with the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., the DSWD, through the leadership of Secretary Gatchalian, continues to provide innovative ways to implement and to bring social welfare services and developmental interventions closer to the public.