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DSWD: Released educational aid hits P59.5 million

Jose Rodel Clapano - The Philippine Star
DSWD: Released educational aid hits P59.5 million
Beneficiaries line up for the last day of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) educational assistance in Quezon City on Saturday.
STAR / Michael Varcas

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has, as of yesterday afternoon, released a total of P59.52 million to 25,225 beneficiaries of educational assistance nationwide.

In a Viber message, DSWD assistant secretary Romel Lopez revealed that P27.39 million of the amount was distributed to 6,848 college/vocational student-beneficiaries, P11.148 million to 3,716 senior high school student-beneficiaries and another P12.625 million to 6,306 other high school students.

Lopez also said that 8,355 elementary student-beneficiaries got P8.355 million of the total fund for educational assistance.

The official described the distribution of educational assistance payout nationwide as generally peaceful and orderly.

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