DSWD readies cash for work for Yolanda victims

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Monday, December 23, 2013


ILOILO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas is finalizing plans for the implementation of its cash-for-work program in 50 local government units that were hit by Typhoon Yolanda last month.

DSWD information officer Alma Estember said the agency is releasing P5.2 million for the special program for 50 beneficiaries in each LGU or a total of 2,500 individuals who will work in clearing and cleaning up the debris left by the typhoon in the roads and other public places.

Each beneficiary will be paid with P208 per day for 10 days in helping them seek out livelihood even if temporary.

The 50 local government units include 17 in the province of Capiz, 14 in Iloilo, six in Aklan, nine in Antique, and four in Negros Occidental.

The beneficiary areas in Capiz are Jamindan, Maayon, Dumarao, Tapaz, Sapian, Dao, Mabusao, Panay, Cuartero, President Roxas, Panitan, Ivisan, Sigma, Dumalag, Pilar, Pontevedra, and Roxas City.

Beneficiary LGUs in the province of Iloilo are Concepcion, Carles, San Dionisio, Lemery, San Rafael, Balasan, Batad, Bingawan, Barotac Viejo, Sara, Passi City, Banate, Ajuy and Estancia. Beneficiary LGUs in the province of Aklan are Balete, Libacao, Altavas, Banga, Batan, and Kalibo.

The beneficiary LGUs in Antique are Caluya, Barbaza, Sebaste, Laua-an, Tibiao, Libertad, Culasi, Bugasong and Pandan, while beneficiary LGUs in Negros Occidental are Manapla, Sagay City, Cadiz City, and Escalante City.

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