DSWD to extend P500-M cash assistance to poor students
DSWD to extend P500-M cash assistance to poor students
DSWD to extend P500-M cash assistance to poor students
by Christhel Cuazon20 August 2022
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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD) announced that it will be extending cash assistance to indigent students every Saturday until September 24 following the opening of face-to-face classes on Monday.

In a press briefing, DWSD Secretary Erwin Tulfo announced that up to three students per indigent family will be given cash aid worth PHP 1,000 for elementary student, PHP 2,000 for high school, PHP 3,000 for senior high school, and PHP 4,000 for a tertiary student enrolled in a college or technical-vocational school.

"This program is under the Assistance for Individuals in Crisis Situation," Tulfo said.

"This program is aimed to help our indigent students all over the country, which means to say children coming from poor families will be given cash assistance to buy their school supplies or whatever that they need in school," he added.


The financial assistance will be available in the DSWD central, regional, provincial, and other local office starting on Saturday and every Saturday until September 24.

Tulfo said he instructed DWSD offices to be open every Saturday to receive applicants for the assistance.


Those who wish to avail of the assistance only need to bring their enrollment certificate and school ID.

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