Tulfo says 'miscommunication' caused large crowd to flock to DSWD | Inquirer News

Tulfo says ‘miscommunication’ caused large crowd to flock to DSWD

/ 11:42 AM August 20, 2022

MANILA, Philippines –   Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin Tulfo pointed to miscommunication as the reason that a large crowd swarmed the department on Saturday morning after he announced that P500 million worth of financial assistance would be given to indigent students.

ADVERTISEMENT

READ: Large crowd swarms DSWD central office for distribution of educational aid

“Ang nangyari po ay nagkaroon ng miscommunication. It was a miscommunication down the line, alright? When I was informed na ‘Okay tayo, Secretary, may walk-in tayo’, okay naman din yun sir, kasi ngayon, rinerecalibrate namin every minute,” Tulfo told media when asked why people suddenly had to register with a QR code when they thought walk-in was allowed.

FEATURED STORIES

(What happened was a miscommunication. It was a miscommunication down the line, alright? When I was informed ‘we are okay Secretary, we can have walk-ins’, that was all right. Right now, we are recalibrating every minute).

Tulfo explained that online registration for assistance was the priority, but he received complaints that some people do not have cellphones or computers. Despite this, Tulfo asserted that people will be processed but they need to wait as DSWD adjusts its processes.

Tulfo highlighted that this has been an ongoing DSWD program before he announced it.

“Ito yung problema namin sa DSWD, itong educational assistance, every year. Kaso hindi ko malaman kung secret ba, hindi ina-announce… matagal na po ito ‘pag pasukan, may educational assistance,” he said.

(This is our problem in the DSWD; there is educational assistance every year. But I cannot figure out if this was a secret or if it just was not announced… educational assistance happens every opening of classes).

The DSWD Secretary also said that he considered distributing the assistance on the barangay level but received feedback that they would prefer to get it straight from the social welfare department.

“Mas gusto sa DSWD naman daw, para walang pinipili, hindi inuuna,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

(They prefer getting it from DSWD so there is no favoritism).

Tulfo also said that the DSWD might hand over the distribution of the cash assistance to the municipality level.

je

RELATED STORY

Teachers’ group rues crowding, last minute cash aid for indigent students

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: assistance, DSWD, Tulfo
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.