July 25, 2012/The Manila Bulletin
Angono cleans up vs. flood; cleaners recipient of DSWD’s P1.4 million-Cash for Work program, Manila Bulletin reports
ANGONO, Rizal – Some 600 individuals coming from poor families have been tapped to assist the local government in its clean-up drive to prevent flooding in this town.
The activity which started two days ago and will end after 10 days is part of the Cash For Work program under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Under the program, the beneficiaries will be paid more than 200 pesos per day in exchange for the community service they rendered.
The office of Mayor Gerardo “Gerry” Calderon said some P1.4 million have been allocated by the DSWD for the program which will benefit the poorest of the poor members of the community who are capable of providing community service.
The DSWD program has a counterpart in the local government which has long been tapping the services of some out of school youth in the clean-up activities in this lakeshore town.
The payment for the services rendered by the Cash For Work workers will be coming from the regional office of the DSWD.