MORE AID. Massage therapist Jasmen Merioles of Matina Pangi, Davao City receives financial assistance of Php 5,000.00 from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Administrative Officer IV Procesa V. Tipon. Merioles, 36, is pregnant and one of the 69 injured individuals following the deadly blast at Roxas Avenue Friday night.

DSWD has also provided financial augmentation of Php 10,000 plus five family food packs each to families with deceased member.  Meanwhile, DSWD social workers are conducting psycho-social sessions to traumatized individuals as the Department commits to extend additional assistance for medical, funeral and transportation requirements of the victims. (DSWD)