PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA released today a total of P6,180,000.00 livelihood and educational assistance grants to identified eligible families affected by the massive fire incident last February 2024 in Mendoza Park, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, March 20.

The distribution led by DSWD MIMAROPA Regional Director Leonardo C. Reynoso, CESO III, together with the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and Social Welfare and Development Team (SWADT) Palawan staff is part of the Department’s response operations to the displaced families.

Each of the 120 identified families from barangays of Pagkakaisa and Bagong Silang endorsed by the Local Government Unit of Puerto Princesa City received Php12,500.00 livelihood grants that can be used to start a small-scale business enterprise while 740 families received provision of educational assistance ranging from Php5,000.00 to P10,000.00 through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS). 

Assessed families also include the 36 households affected by the fire incidents in Brgy. San Miguel last January 17 and February 14, 2024, respectively.

In his message, Dir. Reynoso assured that in time of disaster, the DSWD MIMAROPA in coordination with the LGU is present and ready to provide assistance and support to the identified and eligible individuals affected by the unexpected crisis. He further expounded the process and implementation of the Department in giving grants and encouraged the program participants to wisely utilize the cash aid.

Present during the awarding of grants are Chief Political Affairs Officer and representative of Office of House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez Jose Fernando Escalante, OIC and Head of Partnership Building Section of the SLP National Program Management Office (NPMO) Norma Ruth Raymundo, SLP Provincial Coordinator Gina Bacosa, Social Welfare Officer III of the City Social Welfare Development Office and LGU’s representative Ma. Leonila Mojal, and Brgy. Captain of brgy. Pag-asa Romy Remejo.

SLP Participant Myrna Añober
Myrna Añober, SLP participant expresses gratitude to the program for the livelihood assistance.


Distribution of livelihood and education assistance