The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office X, in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) X and local government units, has started distributing the P15,000 cash assistance to qualified small and micro rice retailers in Northern Mindanao.

Today, DSWD workers under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) handed the P15,000 aid to 23 micro rice retailers in Cagayan de Oro City (4), Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental (5), and Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental (14).

Field Office X will distribute the assistance to qualified beneficiaries in Iligan City (9) and Bukidnon (7) tomorrow.

For inquiries on the assistance, contact DTI Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau through or call the Consumer Care Hotline: 1-384 (1-DTI).