The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today said that it will give regular if not daily updates on the status of its assistance to displaced workers in Boracay, as well as residents who have also been negatively affected the closure.

As of yesterday, the DSWD Operations Center in Boracay has already served 470 displaced workers and released financial assistance amounting to P1,281,500.

In the meantime, from April 23, 2018 to yesterday, P9,731,500 was released to a total of 4,129 individuals.

The DSWD also continues to coordinate with volunteers to help maintain order and security in the OpCen.

Two new volunteer groups recently arrived to support the DSWD Field Office VI as it leads the relief operations. One is the New Life Boracay which provided snacks for displaced workers during the pay out and another is the Blue Lotus, a non-government organization, which distributed free bread for the staff and the police.

The DSWD is in the process of working with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the implementation of the Cash-for-Work Project (CFW). A proposal in now being drafted which will detail the areas where the CFW will be implemented, and state the number of participants who will engage in the scheme. #