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Social workers off to Guimaras

September 3, 2006

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office-Western Visayas is sending social workers and Project Development Officers in Guimaras to immediately implement alternative livelihood activities.

“We are deploying them to conduct social preparation for other Cash-for-Work program and alternative livelihood that will be implemented in Guimaras province,” stressed OIC Regional Director Teresita S. Rosales of the DSWD Field Office-Western Visayas.

A total of 16 personnel, all pulled out from other provinces, were recalled at the Regional Office and ordered to be assigned in Guimaras effective September 4, 2006. If distributed by town, eight will be assigned at Nueva Valencia; four in Sibunag and four in San Lorenzo.

Initially, it is planned that at least two Tindahan Natin outlets will be established in two strategic areas greatly affected by the Solar Oil Spill.

Aside from this, DSWD is considering other Cash-for-Work scheme aside from clearing-up operations such as cleaning evacuation center and other means that could provide livelihood to the victims. The DSWD has allotted P2 million for this and other rehabilitation purposes to rebuild the lives of the victims.

(Click Social workers for the full story, Sept. 3, 2006.)

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