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2-T Davao Occidental students, IPs benefit from DSWD’s assistance to individuals in crisis

STA. MARIA, Davao Occidental (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the region has reached out to more than 2,000 students in Davao Occidental for the provision of the educational assistance under its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program.

In Sta. Maria town, a total of 771 students from Barangays Poblacion and San Antonio, received the cash assistance on September 23, 2022.

The disbursement of DSWD’s educational assistance has also covered 1,677 students from the municipalities of Sarangani, Sta. Maria and Don Marcelino.

The student-beneficiaries were thankful to DSWD’s cash aid as it helped lessen the financial burden of their families during the resumption of face-to-face classes.

Meanwhile, 20 indigenous peoples from the municipality of Sta. Maria have also received financial assistance under AICS.

The IP-beneficiaries have undergone extensive profiling to determine if that they are eligible to receive the said assistance.

As of September 24, DSWD-XI has already disbursed a total of P21.3 million cash assistance to 11,181 beneficiaries in Davao Region. (PIA-XI/Franchette Delfin)

Parents of student-beneficiaries of DSWD’s educational assistance under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program, wait for their turn to receive the cash aid during the payout in Sarangani, Davao Occidental. (LGU Sarangani)
DSWD AICS educational assistance payout in Sta. Maria (LGU Sta. Maria)
DSWD AICS educational assistance payout in Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental. (LGU Don Marcelino)

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Carina Cayon

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