Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista and World Bank Senior Economist Dr. Yoonyoung Cho unveil the cover of the Operations Manual (OM) for the implementation of the Emergency Cash Transfer (ECT) During Disasters on April 18 at the DSWD Central Office. Joining Secretary Bautista and Dr. Cho are San Juan, La Union Councilor Reginald Nang (right) and Tagudin, Ilocos Sur Mayor Roque Versoza, Jr. (left). The ECT was pilot tested in the two areas.
ECT is considered a milestone mechanism that will provide unconditional cash assistance to immediately bring relief and recovery support to disaster-affected citizens. It will complement the provision of food and non-food aid to promptly help disaster-stricken families to return to normalcy.
The DSWD pledges to guarantee the integrity of the ECT process by ensuring that the disaster funds will be given to the rightful beneficiaries.