DSWD taps LGUs for livelihood program

CLARK FREEPORT The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has tapped local government units (LGUs) for its livelihood grants program.

Under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), the LGUs will consolidate the list of beneficiaries from their respective jurisdictions, which will be endorsed to concerned DSWD Field Offices.

An individual who wants to avail of livelihood assistance may directly submit documents to the concerned LGU.

The DSWD said the partnership with LGUs is expected to bring the livelihood program closer to locals.

Aside from this, incident that transpired at the NCR field office on January 13, where some 2,000 individuals lined up in hopes of a possible payout will be avoided.

The DSWD, however, emphasized that the program requires its beneficiaries to go through a series of orientation and skills training as part of the program’s selection process.

The agency clarified that the incident in the Field Office-NCR was merely due to the proliferation of “fake news” that circulated via SMS (text messages) and fake Facebook accounts.

The DSWD reminded the public to be more critical of the information they get from unverified sources.

The agency also advised that they only refer, inquire, and send concerns to DSWD's official Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/dswdserves or @dswdserves.


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