QUEZON CITY, Aug. 31 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that it has already begun to act on the instructions of President Rodrigo Duterte to provide its counterpart assistance to the families of some 95 soldiers who were wounded in action (WIA) and four soldiers who were killed in action (KIA).
Malacanang has instructed the DSWD along with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to provide assistance to the families and widows of the soldiers K/WIA.
Undersecretary for Institutional Development Group (IDG) and presidential appointee Mae Fe Ancheta-Templa said that the DSWD’s Protective Services Fund Management Office led by Director Pacita Sarino has already forwarded the list of the K/WIA soldiers, including information on their dependents to the DSWD-Field Offices where the soldiers’ families live. The status of the families will be subjected to assessment and eligibility for the various programs of the DSWD, not necessarily only the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
“We have an existing system to deliver the most apt and suitable services for the dependents of the K/WIA sol