DSWD to continue extending aid to Marawi siege survivors

Published October 18, 2021, 10:01 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

Survivors of the 2017 Marawi siege will not be left out in the cold.


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured Monday, Oct. 18, the displaced families that they will be assisted until they get back on their feet.

It reported that more than P1.2 billion worth of transitory family support packages (TFSP) have been provided as of Sept. 30.

The provision of TFSP benefitted a total of 21,610 families from the most affected areas in Marawi City, the DSWD said in a statement.

“In addition, the Department also extended more than P905 million worth of livelihood settlement grants to help displaced families to fund their start-up micro-enterprise or identified livelihood, and more than P20 million worth of “pabaon” relief package.”

The DSWD said it also provided some P2.1 million worth of TFSP for unserved families included in the “Kathanor” database as an expression of all-out support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi.

The Kathanor is a biometrics-based profiling system for IDPs used by the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), it explained.

The Social Welfare department also vowed to continue providing technical assistance and resource augmentation to the Ministry of Social Welfare and Development Services (MSWDS) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARRM) for regular programs such as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Sustainable Livelihood Program, Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens, Supplementary Feeding, among others.