DSWD provides cash assistance to survivors of the C-130 plane crash


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The Department of Social Welfare and Development provided cash assistance to the 37 survivors of the C-130 plane disaster in Patikul, Sulu, on July 4.

DSWD Region 9 Disaster Response Management Division communications officer Alvin Dacanay said Monday that the department’s Crisis Intervention Unit gave each of the 37 survivors P5,000 in cash, for a total of P185,000.

Aside from the economic assistance, each recipient-survivor received family, hygiene, and sleeping kits.

Fourteen of the 37 survivors are being treated at the Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom)’s Camp Navarro General Hospital, 22 at the government-owned Zamboanga City Medical Center, and one at the Cuidad Medical Zamboanga, a private hospital, according to Dacanay.

“This is the initiative of the department to immediately assist the survivors in times of traumatic events,” he said.

He went on to say that social workers are still assessing the plane crash survivors to see what additional help the DSWD can provide.

When the ill-fated C-130 jet with tail number 5125 crashed around 11:30 AM in Sitio Amman, Barangay Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu from Cagayan de Oro City, 96 people were on board.


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