Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here would like to inform the public on the alleged robbery hold-up in Brgy. Jolungan, Kiangan, Ifugao on 21 May 2018 which involves Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program funds.

The victims of the alleged incident are personnel of the Lagawe Multi-Purpose Development Cooperative (LMDC), a conduit of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) which is the Department’s partner in the release of Pantawid Pamilya cash grants.

The money taken amounts to PhP 2.7 M which is supposed to cover the cash grants for the 1,296 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries of Tinoc, Ifugao.

As of 23 May 2018, the LBP, as the one responsible for the grant release, assured DSWD that pay-out will be rescheduled once the Local Government Unit and the Philippine National Police (PNP) clear the area.

Meanwhile, DSWD-CAR will continue its close coordination with the PNP and the LBP until the resolution of this incident.

The DSWD-CAR apologizes for the inconveniences that the incident may cause. Updates on the release of grants will be provided once report or information is provided by the LBP. ###



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