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DSWD distributes P10.6-M educational aid to 3,948 students in E. Samar

BORONGAN CITY (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – Eastern Samar Field Office (ESFO) provided educational cash aid under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) in the amount of P10,648,000.

The money was given to some 3,948 students in Eastern Samar for six consecutive Saturdays since the pay-out started on August 20 to September 24.

According to Edizon R. Cinco, social welfare and development team leader, they distributed P1,000 each to 1,043 elementary students,  P2,000 to 768 Junior High School students, P3,000 to 479 Senior High School students, and P4,000 to 1,658 vocational/college students.

Cinco said that on August 20, they released a total amount of P751,000 to 211 students from elementary to vocational/college students.

On August 27, the total amount released was P2,047,000 to 767 students; P2,016,000 was released to 717 students on September 3;  P2,572,000 to 1,005 students on September 10; P1,401,000 to 569 students on September 17; and P1,861,000 to 679 students on September 24. 

Through the DSWD’s educational assistance under the AICS, cash aid was provided to “students-in-crisis to help defray costs of tuition, school supplies, transportation allowance, and other school-related expenses.  (MMP/SDC/PIA E. Samar)

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