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DSWD warns public against falsifying documents in requesting assistance

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is pleased to facilitate requests for assistance through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program, but warned that those who submit fake documentary requirements will be meted with appropriate sanctions following due process.

AICS is a DSWD program which provides aid to individuals and families in crisis who are seeking assistance for medical, funeral, food, transportation, educational, and other support services.

In an effort to make the program more accessible, the DSWD streamlined the program process to ensure that the clients will not be burdened by the requirements.

However, this more lenient process might be taken advantage by unscrupulous individuals to offer fake documents to beneficiaries as well as to abusive clients who use falsified documents.

As repeatedly mentioned by DSWD Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo since he assumed his post, fixers and unscrupulous individuals compromising the integrity of the program will be dealt with accordingly.

The DSWD appealed to the public to help safeguard the integrity of its programs and services, and report fixers and clients using fake documents to avail of these.

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