BONTOC, Mountain Province – Two hundred twenty-eight individuals are grateful recipients of financial assistance from the Bontoc Local Government Unit (LGU) through the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO).
The beneficiaries were composed of 38 individuals who received Medical Assistance; 36 individuals who received one-time assistance for Dialysis/Major Surgery Operations; Four Persons With Disability (PWDs) who claimed assistance for the purchase of equipment; Four landslide/fire victims; 103 recipients of the Food Assistance; and 43 individuals who claimed Funeral/Burial Assistance.
This was reported by Social Welfare Officer I Rachel Ebfan during the regular Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) meeting held at the Municipal Capitol on August 17, 2022.
It can be recalled that a total of ₱10-Million was downloaded to the Bontoc LGU after the national government approved the funding proposal submitted by the Bontoc LGU under the Local Government Support Fund-Financial Assistance to Local Government Units (LGSF- FALGUs).
The fund is to be utilized for social services assistance including – medical assistance, transportation assistance, food assistance, cash assistance for flood and landslide victims and PWDs- and burial assistance to indigent individuals in this municipality.
Further, the MSWDO clarified that a beneficiary can only avail of one of the identified assistance in order to cater to more individuals in need and the assistance will be available until the remaining funds are exhausted.