The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera through its social welfare and development offices in Kalinga and Mountain Province extended assistance to the families of the 13 individuals who figured in the vehicular accident in Bolo, Tabuk City, Kalinga on April 18.
As of April 26, DSWD-Cordillera has released P130,000 financial assistance to the families, of which P50,000 was released to the families of the five fatalities from Tadian, Mountain Province and P80,000 was provided to the families of the eight fatalities from Tabuk City.
The DSWD released 12 family food packs and four hygiene kits to four families from Kalinga. Eight family food packs and two hygiene kits were provided to two families in Tadian, Mountain Province.
The assistance provided by the DSWD regional office is an augmentation support to the local government units in response to the immediate needs of the grieving families.
The DSWD is also processing the burial assistance of P247,600, which will be paid to the Tabuk Multipurpose Cooperative as the service provider.
Aside from the assistance from DSWD-Cordillera, the Office of the President has allotted P120,000 or P20,000 to each family.
The LGUs already provided transportation assistance to the families. Additional assistance from the LGU will be processed once the “ngilin” or the families’ mourning of nine days is over.
Prior the release of the assistance, the DSWD-Cordillera provided psychosocial intervention to the families.
“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families. The DSWD-Cordillera will continue to work with the LGUa to ensure they will be assisted as they recover from this,” said DSWD-Cordillera Director Arnel B. Garcia. – Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva-Trinidad