The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI is proposing financial assistance for Ilonggo families who will be affected because of the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the City and Province of Iloilo.
“We are recommending provision of cash to the families because this option will be more responsive to the urgent needs of the people,” said Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre.
The DSWD, being a national agency, provides technical assistance and resource augmentation to Local Government Units. Disaster and emergency response remains as the primary responsibility of the LGUs based on Republic Act 10121 known as “An Act Strengthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System.”
“We hope that the proposal will be approved because we understand the plight of many families who badly need it,” said Director Macapobre./dswd6