DSWD Educational Cash Assistance: Gov’t Agency Speaks on Total Aid Disbursed

DSWD EDUCATIONAL CASH ASSISTANCE – The government agency spoke on the total cash aid they have disbursed since August 20.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development said that P1.5 billion is allotted for the DSWD Student Cash Assistance. It aims to help indigent elementary, high school, and college students. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, since August 20, the government agency has released some P387.9 million cash aid. The following are the number of beneficiaries who received the cash aid:

  • College / Vocation – 45,437 beneficiaries
  • Senior High School – 20,741 beneficiaries
  • High School – 33,592 beneficiaries
  • Elementary – 53,545 beneficiaries

Erwin Tulfo Says DSWD To Work With DILG In Distribution Of Educational Assistance Via LGUs

DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo: “We will have a memorandum of agreement with the DILG for the LGUs to assist us”

ERWIN TULFO — The DSWD Secretary said that the Department of Social Welfare and Development will work with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the distribution of education assistance via local government units (LGUs).

DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo
Photo: DSWD/Facebook

In a media briefing, Tulfo said that LGUs will assist in the distribution of education assistance starting next week.

He said that they will have a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the DILG for the LGUs to assist them so that people need not go to the DSWD main office in Quezon City but to their respective cities or municipalities for the cash payout.

Long lines of students and parents (or guardians) were seen outside the DSWD offices at the start of the distribution of the education assistance.

Despite the announcement that the cash distribution for the educational assistance will be done in DSWD regional, provincial, and satellite offices, he said that people from other areas headed to the main office in Quezon City.

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According to him, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos called him after receiving a report on the situation of the cash payout in Quezon City.

I explained it to him, I said ‘Sir ang problema po lamang ay dito sa central office namin. Pero sa region we have already contained the situation. And then he asked me ‘Why? Dumami ba ang mga nangangailangan ng tulong? Bakit nagkaganito?” he said. “Sabi ko ‘Sir in-open ko ho. Pati jeepney driver, cigarette vendor, tricycle driver puwede pong mag-apply provided na hanggang tatlong anak lamang po at sila ay in crisis, kaya ho dumami.

Tulfo also said that the President understood the situation and told him to watch and monitor the process.

It was last week when the DSWD said that it is pleased to facilitate requests for assistance through Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program.

However, the DSWD warned those who falsify documentary requirements that they will face appropriate sanctions.

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1 thought on “DSWD Educational Cash Assistance: Gov’t Agency Speaks on Total Aid Disbursed”

  1. Good afternoon..Sana po isa po ako sa mabigyan ng educational assistance. Ang aking mga magulang po ay mga matatanda na po at walang trabaho. Ang tanging nag papaaral po sakin ay ang aking kapatid na isang ofw sa abudabie isa po syang sales man sa isang mall. Maraming salamat po.


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