The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently announced, as of May 10, just over P15 million has been distributed to Boracay workers and residents impacted by the island’s closure.
According to DSWD-Region VI (DSWD-6) Director Rebecca Geamala, a total of 6,227 have received benefits from the government agency.
As earlier announced, a cash-for-work (CFW) program is currently in the works.
Last month, DSWD said residents may qualify for a CFW program, which seeks to provide temporary employment for distressed or displaced individuals.
Earlier this year, the agency distributed CFW funds for families and individuals affected by the Mt. Mayon eruption.
DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel A. Leyco previously affirmed the agency was in good shape to provide assistance./WDJ