As of August 31, 2013, the Department of Social Welfare and Development  Field Office 10 through its Sustainable Livelihood  Program  has released a total of P4,640,000.00  to 908 beneficiaries in the municipalities of Matungao, Lala, Salvador, and Sultan Naga Dimaporo all in Lanao del Norte province.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of DSWD is a community-based program which provides capacity building to improve the program participants’ socio – economic status.

Recipients who availed of the released checks are beneficiaries under Set 1 and Set 2 of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, whose grants will end this coming December 31,2013.

Breakdown of released checks and the number of beneficiaries were as follows:      

                                                              Number of Beneficiaries                   Amount

Matungao,Lanao del Norte                                55                                         P  325,000.00

Lala,Lanao del Norte                                      437                                           2,235,000.00

Salvador,Lanao del Norte                               180                                              900,000.00

Sultan Naga Dimaporo,LDN                           236                                           1,180,000.00


                                                                                         TOTAL            P    4,640,000.00

It is expected that these beneficiaries would be self-sufficient then and would be able to provide the needs of their family members despite the absence of the conditional cash transfer of the national government.   (Manuel M.Borres, Chief GASSD)