DSWD exhausts all means to locate missing employee

Published February 21, 2021, 10:44 AM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Sunday, Feb. 21, it is exhausting all means to locate its missing employee.

(photo from Accad’s live-in partner)

DSWD Spokesperson Irene Dumlao said they are closely coordinating with the family of  Social Welfare Officer II Justine Charles M. Accad, who went missing on Friday, Feb. 19, after leaving his home in Marikina City.

“At present, tinetrace po ‘yung mga nakasama nya and we are in close coordination with his family (At present, we are tracing those who were with him and we are in close coordination with his family) ” she told in a Viber message.

“All necessary assistance will be extended to the family,” Dumlao assured. 

Accad, 30,  was last seen on Feb. 19 at 7 a.m. in Marikina City, the DSWD-National Capital Region (NCR) said in its public service announcement posted on the agency’s  Facebook page.

He was heading to the San Juan City Hall to fulfill his duties when he went missing. He was aboard a bluish silver Honda Civic FD.

His pregnant live-in partner, Jessa P. Muncada, 25, also a DSWD employee said Accad did not reach the San Juan City Hall where he was heading on Friday. 

Muncada said Accad usually brings a minimum of P1 million cash to the DSWD-San Juan every Friday during payout for the hospitalization and other assistance sought by residents from the DWSD.