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DSWD to launch internal probe on Yolanda aid irregularities

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will look into alleged irregularities on the disbursement of funds for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

Super typhoon Yolanda hits Tacloban, Leyte (MB File)

Super typhoon Yolanda hits Tacloban, Leyte (MB File)

DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, in a press briefing at Malacañang Monday, October 24, said they found that there are around 200,000 claimants of post-Yolanda emergency shelter assistance, including farmers and fisherfolk, who did not receive any financial assistance.

She said the aid should have been urgently released and “not two years or three years after.”

Taguiwalo said the department will have an internal assessment of Yolanda donations given to DSWD, adding that they will make a report on or around November 8.

The DSWD head said the findings would provide an idea of regulations within the department in past administrations.

She stressed the need to deliver aid to those who need it the most, barring irregularity and corruption.

The secretary spoke in the press briefing to give an update on the government’s assessment of the aftermath of typhoon Lawin in northern Luzon.