In its effort to bring the programs of government closer to the people, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conducted simultaneous payout activities for its Cash-for-Work (CFW) for persons with disabilities in some 150 municipalities across the country in December 2022.
The Department reported that as of January 19, some 207,152 PWDs have been reached and provided with cash assistance, amounting to more than Php 830 million. As of press time, consolidation of the final reports of the beneficiaries from the Field Offices is still ongoing.
Some of the community works and services conducted by the PWDs include communal gardening, tree planting, cleaning of public offices and surroundings, and coastal cleanup, among others.
Dubbed as “BUHAYnihan or Buhay at Bayanihan para sa Mamamayan Cash-for-Work for Persons with Disabilities”, the project was spearheaded by the DSWD Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), in line with the directive of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. to provide assistance to the vulnerable sectors and bring the programs directly to the Filipinos.
This is also in response to the emerging priority for the provision of programs and services to PWDs, and the recognition of their human rights.
The DSWD, as the lead agency in protecting the rights of the vulnerable and marginalized sectors, vowed to continue to implement social protection packages for every Filipino, particularly persons with disabilities. ###