By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
Two years since the Marawi siege, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs), particularly to families and individuals from the 24 most affected areas.
These projects include transitory family support package (TFSP) with a cash grant amounting to P53,000, livelihood settlement grants (LSGs) amounting to P20,000, and the provision of “pabaon” relief packs amounting to P1,359 each.
The beneficiaries were identified based on the “Kathanor” list, which is a result of the biometric profiling process called “Kathanor.”
To date, 15,677 families have been identified, and each household will receive a total of P73,000 cash assistance and one “pabaon” relief pack.
The distribution of assistance for those coming from the most affected areas started last April 6, serving 82 percent or 12,993 families out of the total target of 15,677 family-recipients, so far.
Meanwhile, families from the less-affected areas could access LSGs and pabaon relief packs upon the release of the initial list from the “Kathanor” process.
DSWD assured the public that all identified beneficiaries will be served and provided with assistance in line with its goal to respond to the needs of the IDPs.