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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

 

LGU-SoLeyte provides cash assistance to 777 distressed persons

by ES Gorne

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte (PIA) -- A total of 777 distressed persons availed of the Assistance for Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) of the local government of Southern Leyte; this is designed to provide relief to needy individuals and their families particularly in times of crises.

Together with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of the Southern Leyte Congressional District and the PAGCOR, the assistance for individuals in crisis situations totaled P 1.294 million, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Social Welfare assistant Amelia Malazarte reported to PIA.

Malazarte said the provincial government gave P 956,800; PDAF P 290,500; and PAGCOR P 47,300 for its social services last year.

She added that said cash assistance are intended for the purchase of medicines, burial assistance, educational assistance, transportation needs, emergency food, laboratory examinations, CT scan, confirmatory test, vitamins, heart examinations, among other needs.

Meanwhile a relief augmentation in the amount of P720,000 was released to at least 1,000 families in the municipalities of Hinundayan, Sogod, St. Bernard, and Bontoc who were evacuated in early 2011 due to flooding.

The assistance came in the form of rice, canned goods, and mineral waters, she added. (PIA SoLeyte/esg)

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