Soliman not raising cash funds for relief work in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:34

Social Welfare and Development  (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman warns the public against unscrupulous individuals and groups who are using her name and the DSWD in soliciting funds allegedly for families and individuals affected by the armed conflict in Zamboanga.

“We are not raising cash funds for Zamboanga  as the government still has enough financial resources  for the continuing relief operation there,”  Secretary Soliman clarified.

“Those who wish to conduct fund raising campaigns for Zamboanga may do so in their capacity as private individual or group.  However, they need to get the proper permit from the DSWD for this,” Soliman added.

A total of 23,794 families with 118,819 in 14 barangays of Zamboanga City have been affected by the armed conflict.

As of 12:00nn, October 1, a total of 38 evacuation centers are still serving 19,103 families with 102,401 persons.

Cost of assistance has reached P112.24M from combined resources of DSWD – P106.748M; LGU Zamboanga City – P1.148M; and NGOs and other GOs – P4.343M. — DSWD-Social Marketing Service