House Speaker Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday lauded the recent milestone of Social Welfare Sec. Erwin Tulfo in streamlining the grant of financial assistance to indigents by the DSWD and shortening the period needed in order to avail of such benefits from three to five days to just one.
“I commend Sec. Tulfo for this remarkable feat of responsible governance. His efforts only prove that no amount of barriers in the bureaucracy can stop the will of a strong leadership seeking efficiency in government processes,” Romualdez said as Tulfo along with his officials led by Undersecretaries Niña Taduran and Jerico L. Javier paid a courtesy call on him Wednesday.
“This is especially important for services such as medical aid, where the element of time is of utmost importance. Sec. Tulfo recognizes this and has implemented measures to ensure that indigents receive the aid at a time they need it most,” the Speaker added.
According to Tulfo, the financial assistance covers medical, burial/funeral, transportation, educational, food, cash, and other support.
They discussed the recent streamlining of processes in the DSWD to effect a reduction in the period of processing medical aid for indigents, among others.
“I congratulate Sec. Tulfo for assembling a competent team of DSWD officials who made this great milestone possible. Truly, if there’s a will, there’s a way,” the Speaker expressed.
Joining them in the meeting were Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, House Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe, Iloilo Rep. Raul Tupas, Quezon Rep. David Suarez, and Alona Party-list Rep. Anna Marie Villaraza-Suarez.