Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Piddig receives DSWD's Aid in Crisis Situation fund

Piddig mayor Georgina Guillen with treasurer Ofelia Ventura and accountant Victor Pascual receives the check from DSWD representative Elizabeth Aquino. (Berong Ver)
By Bernard Ver

PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 1 turned over PHP1 million fund from Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program to the municipal government here.

The DSWD through its Protective Services Program places emphasis in ensuring that the government provides indigent and vulnerable individuals with the necessary assistance thru AICS to help them cope during crisis situations.

Under AICS, the DSWD provides educational, medical, burial and of transportation assistance to persons/families in crisis situations, specifically those belonging to the informal sector, indigenous group and other marginalized, vulnerable, and differently-able individuals.

"Maagap at tuloy-tuloy na serbisyo para sa bawat PiddigueƱo," said Piddig mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen during the simple turnover.

Witnessing the turnover were Piddig government department heads including treasurer Ofelia Ventura and accountant Victor Pascual.

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