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Efforts to improve facilities in evacuation centers underway

Efforts to improve facilities in evacuation centers underway By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Efforts are now underway to improve evacuation centers where thousands of families displaced by the series of quakes in Mindanao are seeking shelter, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday. “Also we are now currently … Continue reading

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DSWD earmarks P1- B for livelihood program in Marawi

DSWD earmarks P1- B for livelihood program in Marawi By Leilani Junio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced Friday that it is allocating a PHP1-billion fund for its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in Marawi City to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) get back on their feet. “Yung PHP1 … Continue reading

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10% of displaced families from Marawi in evacuation centers: DSWD

  10% of displaced families from Marawi in evacuation centers: DSWD By Leilani S. Junio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Only 10 percent of the 48,010 families, consisting of 233,691 persons, who have fled the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City, are staying in evacuation centers, Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said Thursday. Some 4,317 … Continue reading

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DSWD readies cash aid for drug rehab graduates

DSWD readies cash aid for drug rehab graduates By Sarwell Q. Meniano & Wanda Chanese O. Antonio TACLOBAN CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will provide PHP5,000 financial assistance to drug surrenderers who will complete the community-based rehabilitation program. DSWD Eastern Visayas regional head of protective services unit … Continue reading