DSWD-6 EYES 5K CASH-FOR-WORK BENEFICIARIES IN ANTIQUE
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique — The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional (DSWD) Office 6 (Western Visayas) is coordinating with the Antique government for the implementation of the cash-for-work program for the first semester of the year.
DSWD-6 Disaster Response and Management Office Division chief Luna Moscoso said in an interview Thursday that she is currently coordinating with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) so they could conduct an orientation among the Municipal SWDOs in Antique province where the cash-for-work program will be initially implemented.
“The cash-for-work program is intended for the prevention and mitigation of landslides and other hazards which the province is prone to because of the climate change,” she said.
She said that last year, Iloilo province was also a recipient of the PHP74 million cash-for-work program because of the Jalaur River Basin that causes flash flood.
“The cash-for-work program in Antique province targets to employ around 5,000 beneficiaries,” she said.
She said that in Antique the cash-for-work beneficiaries will be receiving PHP273.75 per day or PHP2,737.50 for their 10-day work.
The number of beneficiaries in Anini-y will be 500, Hamtic with 1,000, Patnongon with 500, Sibalom with 500, San Remigio with 1,000, Tobias Fornier with 500, and Valderrama with 1,000.
She added that the cash-for-work will employ Pantawid beneficiaries or other members of the vulnerable sectors in the province.
The beneficiaries will be doing tree planting or reforestation, community gardening, rehabilitation or repair of small scale community infrastructure such as slope protection or desilting of waterways and other works identified as priority by the local government units. (PNA)
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