Over 500 Urdaneta City Residents Receive Financial Aid from DSWD’s AICS Program

Urdaneta City, Pangasinan – In a benevolent effort to address the needs of individuals facing crisis situations, more than 500 residents of Urdaneta City have received financial assistance through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The distribution of financial aid was spearheaded by Vice President Sara Duterte and took place at the Event Center of Magic Mall in Urdaneta City on November 25, 2023. The initiative aimed to alleviate the economic burden faced by vulnerable residents, providing each recipient with a substantial amount of Php 2,000.

The AICS program is a crucial component of the DSWD’s commitment to extending support to individuals and families experiencing crisis situations. Whether due to natural disasters, health emergencies, or other unforeseen circumstances, the program aims to provide immediate relief to those in need.

During the distribution event, Vice President Duterte expressed her solidarity with the residents of Urdaneta City, acknowledging the challenges they may be facing and assuring them of the government’s commitment to ensuring their well-being. She highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing societal challenges and encouraged the community to stay resilient in the face of adversity.

Local authorities collaborated closely with DSWD officials to identify eligible recipients based on their specific needs and circumstances. The distribution process was organized efficiently to ensure that the financial aid reached those who needed it most.

Residents who received the financial assistance expressed gratitude for the timely support, emphasizing the significant impact it would have on their lives. Many shared stories of resilience and hope, citing the assistance as a crucial lifeline during challenging times.

The AICS program continues to play a pivotal role in providing immediate relief to individuals and families grappling with unforeseen circumstances. The collaboration between government agencies, local authorities, and public figures such as Vice President Sara Duterte underscores the importance of unity in addressing the diverse needs of communities across the nation.