Monday, May 14, 2018

Piddig distributes AICS fund


By Bernard Ver
Contributor

Piddig, Ilocos Norte—The municipal government here, in coordination with the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) fund to local recipients.

DSWD allocated a total of PHP1 million AICS fund for this municipality. The Piddig government distributed PHP250,000 for the first 55 beneficiaries; and PHP142,000 to another 27 beneficiaries.

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

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

"These are the things that we are working-out since the beginning, in helping our town-folks especially the needy," said Piddig mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen.

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