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DSWD holds payout to farmers, fisherfolk


Samal, Bataan: The Department of Social Welfare and Development in cooperation with the
Bataan Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) continued holding cash
payouts under its emergency cash transfer (ECT) program Thursday.

Farida Tranate of Bataan – PSWDO said the latest beneficiaries were 344 farmers and fisherfolk
from the remaining barangays of Samal town in Bataan who received P5,175 each.

She said that the ECT program of DSWD under Sec. Rex Gatchalian started October last year and benefitted various sectors like farmers, fishermen, tricycle operators and drivers, retired workers, senior citizens and other disaster-affected families.

Tranate said that so far 59,000 individuals in 11 towns and one city in Bataan have benefitted
from the program.

Last February, 1,000 beneficiaries from Samal and 500 from Abucay received ECT payout at
the covered court adjacent to the Samal Public Market. (30)


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