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DSWD offers cash-for-work for residents affected by Mayon eruption

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will implement cash-for-work program for the residents affected by the eruptive activities of Mayon Volcano.

The DSWD’s Field Office in the Bicol Region inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the local government units (LGUs) of the province of Albay for the implementation of the Cash-for-Work (CFW) program as part of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

The CFW is a “short-term intervention implemented by the DSWD to provide temporary employment to distressed or displaced individuals by participating in preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers.”

Under the agreement, each beneficiary will get P290 per day for 10 days of work. The work that they will render will be based on the need of the evacuation center where they are staying.

The DSWD said that around 139 beneficiaries will benefit from the program in the Municipality of Bacacay; 3,035 in Camalig; 2,658 in Daraga; and 3,264 beneficiaries in Guinobatan.

More than 4,000 displaced individuals in Legazpi City will be included in the program, while a total of 1,368 and 1,925 beneficiaries are being eyed in Ligao City and Tabaco City, respectively.

Meanwhile, 1,329 beneficiaries will benefit from the CFW program in Malilipot and 3,578 in Sto. Domingo.

“The fund for the cash-for-work will be transferred to the concerned LGUs, who will then manage its implementation,” said the DSWD.

DSWD FO V, in turn, will provide technical assistance to the LGUs for the program’s implementation and will also monitor the status of the program.

The program will be implemented for 10 days within the month of February, the DSWD said.