Cagayan de Oro City — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Northern Mindanao has recently brought its services and programs closer to the residents of Malitbog town, an interior municipality of Bukidnon province; some 52 kilometers off east of this city.

The convergence caravan dubbed as Serbisyo Distrito ni Cong. Malou, hosted by Rep. Ma Lourdes Acosta-Alba of the first district of Bukidnon, features the various programs and services of the local government unit and the national government agencies, including DSWD.

Lawyer Araceli F. Solamillo expressed gratitude to Rep. Acosta-Alba for the activity wherein DSWD directly offered its services and programs to the most vulnerable sectors of Malitbog.

“The caravan has brought the national government programs closer to the people, especially to the vulnerable sector of the communities,” said Solamillo.

Most of the clients of DSWD during the caravan are students who avail of the educational assistance, followed by Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who asked for the status of their updates to the Municipal Links.

More than 2,000 residents, including Higaonon Tribe members, avail of the services of the national government agencies.

Solamillo disclosed that the caravan contributes to the upliftment of well-being of both Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and non-Pantawid Pamilya clients because it helped them accessed the various government services.

DSWD also distributed flyers of its different of programs and services.