The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continued its active participation in the Duterte Legacy: Barangayanihan Caravan Towards National Recovery as expression of its unwavering commitment to bring social protection services closer to the Filipino people.
DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista joined the localized Duterte Legacy Caravan at the NCRPO Grandstand, Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
His presence at the localized caravan was aimed at ensuring the provision of basic services to some 2,000 former members of Communist Terrorist Group Affected Mass Organizations (CAMOs) from Quezon City and areas of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela.
“Layunin ng pamahalaan na matugunan ang pangangailangan ng mamamayan lalo na ‘yong pinahirapan ng pandemya (The government’s goal is to meet the needs of the people, especially those affected by the pandemic),” Bautista said.
The DSWD said through its Field Office National Capital Region (NCR), headed by Regional Director Vicente Gregorio Tomas, financial assistance was extended to 515 intended beneficiaries under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program.
“Further, DSWD distributed a total of 2,000 family food packs for the former CAMOs.”
The Duterte Legacy: Barangayanihan Caravan Towards National Recovery was simultaneously launched in all the 17 regions across the country on Sept. 30. It was led by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
As part of the caravan, the DSWD initiated information dissemination activities and provided basic services, financial assistance, medical assistance, and provision of family food packs.
“The launching of the caravan is just the beginning, as the Duterte Legacy Caravan will be knocking on the doors of the different cities, municipalities and even barangays nationwide in the coming days to make sure that the Duterte Legacy is experienced by every Filipino,” the DSWD said.