MARAWI CITY, Feb. 27 (PIA) -- A total of 393 out of 657 residence and business renters in barangays Banggolo Poblacion and Bubong Lilod Madaya of the most affected area (MAA), this city, received the Transitory Family Support Package (TFSP) worth P35,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
DSWD targets to distribute the TFSP to 3,712 renter families from MAA who are profiled through Kathanor (Maranao term for organization), profiling of internally displaced persons spearheaded by Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM).
Unlike the distribution of TFSP to homeowners of MAA and returned barangays, the biometric system is not being utilized for the distribution of assistance for the renters.
Hence, Jamila Taha, information officer of DSWD Region 10, explained that there are additional documents that are required to ensure that the legitimate beneficiaries will receive the assistance.
Salic Pangonotan from Barangay Banggolo Poblacion shared that he plans to put up a sari-sari store using the cash assistance he received.
"Nagpapasalamat kami sa tulong ng DSWD, TFBM at kay Allah, sa mga tumutulong sa amin na IDPs," said Pangonotan.
[We are grateful for the support of DSWD, TFBM, and Allah, and those who have helped us.]
The 12th Civil-Military Operations Battalion and 82nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, TFBM Field Office, and the Marawi City Social Welfare and Development Office provided support to the overall process of the distribution.
DSWD also gave 30 kilos of rice to the profiled renters. The rice was donated by the Taiwan government through World Vision.
Meanwhile, DSWD clarified that coupons for the rice distribution are not being sold to avail of such assistance. (Lou Ellen L. Antonio/PIA-ICIC)