Iloilo City gives financial aid

Last March 29, the Iloilo City Government, through the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO), handed out cash aid to 156 beneficiaries from different sectors.

The recipients were fire-affected families of barangays Rizal and Lapuz, daycare workers, supplemental feeding workers, trainees of Technical Institute of Iloilo City (TIIC)-Molo Campus, and Uswag scholars.

Daycare and feeding workers helped and served fire victims in Baluarte, thus, the cash aid was handed to them as an act of appreciation for their kindness and willingness to serve fellow Ilonggos.

Uswag scholars were given assistance for their educational needs.

CSWDO head Teresa Gelogo said the City Government gave P2,000 each to daycare workers; P2,000 each to TIIC-Molo trainees; P5,000 to supplemental feeding workers; and P5,000 each to Uswag scholars.

P5,000 each was given to owners of partially damaged houses and P10,000 each to owners of totally damaged houses in Rizal and Lapuz.

“The City Government is providing financial assistance to those who are needy, and we are willing to help in indigent’s hospital bill, laboratories and medicines. The assistance is being extended to beneficiaries with complete requirements,” she added.

Gelogo said volunteers during crisis rendered their services, thus, to recognize them, the City Government gives them incentives for their effort and dedication.