March 26, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the province recently released financial assistance to beneficiaries of three of its programs.

Laylah Edduba, focal person on special projects, said checks amounting to P20,000 each were released to 28 former rebels or their dependents from the different municipalities under its Livelihood Settlement Grant (LSG).

Eleven other beneficiaries were given educational assistance at P5,000 each while others are on process.

Edduba said the livelihood projects assisted under LSG are sari-sari store, carabao-raising, feeds and rice retailing, duck/chicken-raising, soft broom making, portable rice mill operation, and purchase of carpentry tools.

The DSWD-Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) is also distributing payout to 171 proponents of the Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) in conflict vulnerable/affected barangays of Tabuk  City (65 beneficiaries), Rizal (45), Lubuagan (31), and Tinglayan (30) and targeted to be  completed  before Christmas Day.

Macfarlyne Bumosao, LAG focal person, said the payout is done directly in the barangays of which each beneficiary receives P15,000 capital for the proposed livelihood project. 

Meanwhile, DSWD-SWAD released payment of labor counterpart under its 10 days cash for work for the Risk Resiliency Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (PCCAM) for Disaster Risk and Reduction for Rizal, Lubuagan and Tabuk City beneficiaries.

The beneficiaries were paid P240 per day or 75 percent of the regional minimum wage rate for   10 days work. 

Still to receive their pay are recipients from Tinglayan, which is under lockdown.

Ivy Mariano, PCCAM focal person, said P5,635,200 is allotted for the total 2,348 beneficiaries in the province.

The assisted local projects are being monitored regularly. – Peter A. Balocnit