A total of 35,533 families displaced by the war in Marawi City received money from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to fund their own small businesses.
On Wednesday, January 23, Social Welfare Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan told the House subcommittee on Marawi rehabilitation that they have provided P20,000 each to 31,467 families, while another 4,066 families received P10,000 each as of December 31, 2018.
Reported COVID-19 cases in Asia and the Pacific continue to increase, though at a relatively stable pace, with countries streamlining measures, and gradually beginning to relax internal mobility restrictions. As of 18 May, over 467,000 cases and over 19,000 deaths have been reported in the region. Confirmed cases have been reported in 28 countries, territories and/or areas.
Out of the total 13,221 confirmed cases reported in the Philippines until today, 54% are male, with the most affected age group 30-39 years (21.6%) followed by 20-29 (17.3%). 65.0% of cases reported from National Capital Region (NCR), followed by Central Visayas (13.8%), CALABARZON (11.0%), and Central Luzon (3.4%). Out of the 842 confirmed deaths, 64% are male, with the most affected age group over 70 years (37.0%) followed by 60-69 years (31.3%). 73.2% of deaths reported from NCR, followed by CALABARZON (11.6%), Central Luzon (3.5%), and Central Visayas (3.3%).