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DSWD provides aid to stranded students, returning individuals

ILIGAN CITY, June 18 (PIA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 has provided relief assistance to the stranded students, returning individuals, and some frontliners in Northern Mindanao region.

Workers of DSWD Field Office 10, in coordination with the administrators of Mindanao State University Marawi City Campus and Task Force Bangon Marawi, provided 120 sacks of rice to 1,000 students who were stranded inside the state university’s dormitory when community quarantine was implemented in March this year.

In April, DSWD Field Office 10 provided food items such as sacks of rice, canned goods, and coffee to 408 students of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City.

DSWD Field Office 10 Regional Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga said she sent teams to distribute the food items to stranded students after receiving information that hundreds of them are stranded inside the campus due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have not forgotten them. They needed our help at that time,” said Director Dollaga.

She added that during this crisis, DSWD will never neglect those who are in need.

Meanwhile, DSWD has provided food items to returning individuals who are stranded within and outside of the region during the early implementation of community quarantine.

A total of 400 returning individuals were aided with food items in May while this month, the food items were delivered to different temporary holding areas for returning individuals throughout the region.

Also, the agency provided food items to members of the Philippine Coast Guard who were on duty at that time in quarantine areas. (DSWD-10)

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