By Lou Ellen L. Antonio

MARAWI CITY, Oct. 31 (PIA ICCC) — The 2nd batch of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the most affected area profiled through Kathanor (profiling spearheaded by Task Force Bangon Marawi) have each received the P73 thousand cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The financial assistance includes Livelihood Settlement Grant (LSG) worth P20 thousand and Transitory Family Support Package (TFSP) amounting to P53 thousand.

With the LSG, IDPs can start or continue their own businesses while the TFSP is going to be used for their food, shelter, education, and other necessities.

“This distribution is for the 2nd batch of IDPs in MAA. We have a target of 2,228 displaced families to be served,” said DSWD-10 Regional Director Mari-Flor Dollaga Libang.

Libang also explained that the releasing of Pabaon Packs for IDPs is still on hold due to the ongoing delivery of the said assistance from Manila to Region 10. She assured that when the delivery is completed, the agency would cater to every profiled IDP.

Nairah Mustapha of Bubong Lilod Madaya expressed her gratitude to DSWD, as the assistance will be a great help, especially that she is about to give birth to her child.

The displaced families also received the 30 kilos of rice donated by the Taiwan government through the World Vision Philippines.

“We are very much thankful for this indispensable help from DSWD,” said Nasser Solaiman of Banggolo, Marawi City.

The assistance for the residents of the least affected area and renters of MAA are still being processed. (LEAntonio/PIA ICCC)