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Large crowd swarms DSWD central office for distribution of educational aid

/ 08:35 AM August 20, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Chaos and confusion marred the first day of the distribution of financial assistance for indigent students Saturday morning when a part of a large crowd tried to barge into the central office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Quezon City.

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DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo personally appealed to the crowd to calm down and appealed for their patience and understanding as the department processes the large number of aid applications.

Tulfo outlined several options that can be taken by those who could no longer be accommodated today.

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Long lines of students, parents and guardians started lining up outside the DSWD central office as early as Friday afternoon to avail of the financial aid.

The DSWD on Friday announced that  will be giving P500 million as financial assistance to indigent students who need school supplies, clothes, shoes, and other needs.

Tulfo said up to three students per indigent family will can receive cash aid worth P1,000 for elementary student, P2,000 for high school, P3,000 for senior high school, and P4,000 for a tertiary student enrolled in a college or technical-vocational school.

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, 2022.

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