By Lady Jean L. Kabagani

MARAWI CITY, April 8 (PIA ICCC)- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD has warned the public, specifically the Marawi internally displaced persons (IDPs), against the questionable collection of a certain amount from the agency’s cash assistance beneficiaries.

In the recent release of P73,000 cash assistance for the residents of the most affected area (MAA), some individuals reportedly asking the amount of cash from the beneficiaries.

In an advisory issued by the DSWD, it said: “none from its office should be doing such activities and it is against the government rules and regulations.”

Meanwhile, the DSWD has warned any person or group not to use the DSWD program for political campaigns, as the agency is a non-partisan government organization.

It also urges the public to report any unscrupulous individuals, organizations or groups using the agency’s name in asking for donations/collecting fees and/or naming the DSWD’s project/program as a counterpart.

Any complaint may be reported to the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) through contact numbers: 09291449242 for Smart subscribers and 09953563965 for Globe subscribers or email at tfbangonmarawifo@gmail.com for any concern mentioning illegal acts same as the above mentioned.

DSWD is the lead agency of the TFBM’s Subcommittee on Social Welfare and Development, and a member of the Subcommittee on Business and Livelihood, which has been distributing Livelihood Settlement Grant (LSG) and Transitory Family Support Package (TFSP) to the victims of Marawi siege. (LJKabagani/PIA ICCC)