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DSWD Completes 5kPFA Payout

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Rhodora is a survivor. She survived super-typhoon Yolanda and several other storms that came after. Glenda, Ruby, Nona – she survived them all. She has six children and she supports them by working various jobs; she helps her husband in the farm, ferments tuba, saws lumber, and helps in the production of copra and abaca. She works not only to feed her family, but also to build her home. And now, with a little help from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, she would finally be able to fulfill her dream of improving her house.

Rhodora is just one of the many beneficiaries of the recent 5k Presidential Financial Assistance (5kPFA) payouts in Palapag and Catubig, Northern Samar. These simultaneous payouts were conducted during the first two weeks of March by two teams from DSWD’s Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD).

These recent payouts mark the completion of the 5kPFA. As of March 16, DSWD has distributed the 5kPFA to 3,407 beneficiaries in Palapag, and 2,671 in Catubig.

Over-all, DSWD has successfully distributed the 5kPFA to 38,813 beneficiaries across Region VIII. This includes the beneficiaries from Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Leyte.

The 5kPFA started after President Rodrigo Duterte promised to provide financial assistance to the Yolanda survivors who were not able to receive any government assistance. People’s organizations listed the beneficiaries and then submitted this list to DSWD last 2016. The 5kPFA was funded by the Socio-Civics Fund from the Office of the President.

With this money, Rhodora plans to buy steel bars for the improvement of her house. She will also use part of the money to buy food and school items for her children. She is thankful for this assistance and is also grateful for another DSWD program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) for the assistance provided for the education of her children.

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