DSWD: 'Yolanda' victims got P1.17B aid

by Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 03 2014 07:24 PM | Updated as of Jan 04 2014 03:24 AM

MANILA - Typhoon Yolanda victims got more than P1 billion aid in 2013, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday in its yearend report.

The report, which was presented to media, highlighted relief efforts from several major events in 2013.

These include the Sabah crisis, Habagat, Typhoon Labuyo, the Zamboanga siege, Typhoon Santi, the Central Visayas quake, and Typhoon Yolanda.

In all, the department provided more than a billion pesos worth of assistance to disaster survivors, the bulk of which went to Yolanda victims who got around P1.17 billion in aid.

The assistance includes relief, early recovery, and rehabilitation efforts.

Meanwhile, the DSWD's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is now on its 5th year of implementation.

The total cash grants given to some P3.8 million households in 79 provinces from January to November 2013 reached P42 billion.

A total of P62.63 billion has been earmarked for 4.3 million households in 2014.