Tabuk City, Kalinga – The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera through a public service announcement on Thursday, October 7, 2021, informed that an alleged assessment made by a group of individuals in Lubuagan to identify possible grantees for the Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) will not be recognized by the agency and the local government unit.
“Nais naming ipaalam na ang resulta ng naganap na assessment ay hindi kikilalanin ng ahensiya at ng Local Government Unit (LGU)” an official announcement from the DSWD states.
This is after learning about an incident where an assessment was believed to have transpired in the municipality conducted by a group of private individuals led by a certain Riesel Tocyapao.
In their announcement, the agency urged the public to coordinate only with legitimate personnel of DSWD-CAR and of the LGU concerned.
DSWD-CAR explained that though they are accepting referrals, individuals endorsed will not automatically qualify as beneficiaries, as they will still have to undergo verification to make sure that they are qualified for the program.
“Ang lokal na pamahalaan o LGU lamang ang nagtutukoy ng mga potensiyal na benepisyaryo para sa LAG,” the agency stressed.
As told by the agency, the LGU concerned are the ones in charge of submitting the list of qualified individuals along with the Livelihood Recovery Project Proposal at the DSWD Field Office for further verification.
Qualified for the said program are those who were employed, but their source of livelihood was affected by the imposition of community quarantine.
For additional information about the program, the public is urged to visit their Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) and DSWD-Municipal Action Team Office. Further, they can also contact the agency through (074) 661 0430 or email them at email@example.com.
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