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DSWD distributes cash-for-work aid in NVizcaya

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (September 13)—A total of P4.44 million was distributed to 1,200 villagers in the province under the cash-for-work (CFW) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 2.

Gov. Carlos Padilla confirmed the receipt of the assistance by the beneficiaries of the CFW program in the province through the Risk Resiliency Program for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (RRP-CCAM).

According to the DSWD, the RRP-CCAM is a national program that aims to strengthen the resiliency of both natural systems and the urban built environment, as well as reinforce the adaptive capacities of vulnerable groups and communities in the country.

It added that the RRP-CCAM program utilizes the CFW modality to implement projects and activities on climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster prevention, preparedness and rehabilitation.

Padilla also noted that the P4.44 million cash assistance was released to the beneficiaries who have completed the 10-day CFW activities in their respective municipalities.

He said the CFW beneficiaries planted tree species in sites located in Solano, Aritao, Bagabag and Villaverde towns.

The CFW beneficiaries expressed thanks to the provincial government of this province and the DSWD for the assistance.

According to Lea Manzano, a CFW beneficiary, assistance from the DSWD is timely for their children’s finances as they go back to school in person after two years of online classes.

“We are grateful for this program which provided finances for the educational needs of our children,” Manzano said, adding that they have been affected financially by the health crisis.

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DSWD records show that the agency has already served 2,421 out of the 4,450 beneficiaries who participated in the implementation of RRP-CCAM in Nueva Vizcaya. LCD