Gatchalian DSWD Sec. Rex Gatchalian welcomed the newly-appointed ADB Country Director Pavit Ramachandran and former Country Director Kelly Bird during a courtesy visit at the DSWD Central Office Monday.

DSWD chief welcomes ADB execs

June 19, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 200 views

DEPARTMENT of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian welcomed the newly-appointed Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Pavit Ramachandran and former Country Director Kelly Bird during a courtesy visit at the DSWD Central Office Monday.

The main agenda of the meeting between the DSWD and ADB is the “pilot run” and funding modalities of the Food Stamp Program (FSP), following the approval of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on the program’s concept and implementation.

The FSP aims to provide assistance, in the form of digital stamps worth P3,000 food credits, to food-poor Filipino families and vulnerable sectors.

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