DSWD rolls out cash-for-work program for residents affected by Mindoro oil spill
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has rolled out Cash-For-Work (CFW) Program residents affected by the massive oil spill incident in Oriental Mindoro.
Based on the latest report, 19,895 individuals in Oriental Mindoro and Antique are the current beneficiaries of the CFW program which aimed to provide temporary employment to families, mostly fisherfolks, who lost their daily living due to the incident.
The affected residents were identified by the local government units (LGUs) in the said provinces.
They were deployed to participate in various activities such as collecting locally available materials for making improvised oil spill boom and absorbent; establishing barangay or backyard gardens; mangrove rehabilitation; and conducting community clean-up drives.
Some beneficiaries also assisted in the loading and unloading of family food packs.
In exchange for the work rendered, the program participants are provided by the DSWD with cash to meet their basic necessities such as food, and water, among others.
To date, the Department said that some 1,344 beneficiaries have already benefited from the cash provided by its CFW program.
The beneficiaries from Oriental Mindoro received their wages for the first five days of work amounting to Php 355 per day, while those from Antique were provided with their pay for the first 10 working days amounting to Php 450 per day.