As part of the line agencies manning the one-stop shop erected in Butuan City Sports Complex for the LSIs/ROFs bound for Caraga arriving today (July 27), the DSWD Caraga will also provide financial assistance to individuals who qualify to avail the COVID-19 assistance programs of the government.
The funds for the cash assistance will be transferred to their respective LGUs for distribution.
Some locally stranded individuals and returning overseas Filipinos were forced to finance their travel back to their hometowns in Caraga just so they could be with their family during the pandemic.
Some of these individuals voiced their concerns on the Hatid Probinsya initiatives, particularly on the observance of physical distancing.
Jericho Cadion, a student who travelled all the way from Quezon City to return to his hometown in Loreto, Agusan del Sur, was particularly alarmed by the failure to implement such protocol.
He urged authorities to be more mindful of this during the rollout of the succeeding batches of returing individuals.
Another batch of LSIs and ROFs are scheduled to go back to Caraga on Wednesday, July 29.