Department of Social Welfare and Development-Capiz Field Office head Josephine Degala said that beneficiaries of the agency’s Cash for Work program have started work as planned by the identified local government units.
The Cash for Work Program is an assistance for the internally displaced persons (IDP) in the different towns in Capiz.
Degala said 11 local government units in Capiz, namely Panitan, Pilar, Maayon, Mambusao, Dumarao, Panay, Dao, Jamindan, Pontevedra, Sigma and Roxas City with 2,715 IDPs, have been identified to avail of the program after said towns were affected by the recent calamities such as flooding and fire, among others.
The first six towns, however, with 1,596 beneficiaries, will be released with funds for the Cash for Work program implementation, after they have submitted their proposal as required by the DSWD Regional Office 6.
“The budget for the remaining five towns is ready and will be immediately released if they can comply with the requirements, such as the program proposal,” she said.
Degala said the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will be given priority to avail of said program.
Wenna Berondo of DSWD Regional Office revealed that their Regional Office is set to release P3.625million for the said program for the seven towns in Western Visayas.
Berondo explained that the amount will benefit 1,726 internally displaced persons in the region who were affected by calamities such as flooding, typhoon and landslides, among others.
She added that under the program, each program beneficiary is required to render 10 days of work and will receive P208 per day as their salary or a total of P2,080.
The cash-for work is a short-term intervention to provide temporary employment to distressed/displaced individuals by participating in or undertaking preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers. (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)