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The provincial government said this week it is continuing to provide cash assistance to stranded Palawan residents on a case-to-case basis.
Social Welfare Officer II Josie Aungon told Palawan News on June 11 that cash aid are being given out by the PSWDO to locally stranded individuals (LSIs) to provide for their basic needs.
Aungon said each stranded individual are evaluated to determine the cash amount needed.
“Depende [ito] sa assessment [namin]. Meron kasi ang iba na nanghingi, kasama ang pamilya niya [na na-stranded]. Tumataas ang amount kung ganoon. Kung mag-isa lang, mas konti,” Aungon said.
“Iba-iba ang amount. Mayroon kaming nabigyan ng P1500, pero may kasamang accommodation and meals. Ang isa naman, P5000 para sa isang pamilya,” she added.
For LSIs and ROFs who have already returned to the province, the PSWDO provided transportation assistance to those going home to the municipalities. This aid will continue to be given to those scheduled to return.
“Para sa mga nakabalik na [ng Palawan], binibigyan ng PSWDO ng transpo assistance, as referred by the PDRRMO (Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office),” said Aungon.
The provincial government estimates a total of 6006 LSIs and ROFs who are still stranded outside of Palawan, as of June 12. 2006 are city residents, while 6000 reside in the municipalities. Since May 26, only 741 have returned.

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