VP Sara, DepEd officials tackle education budget; OVP satellite offices offer social services

VP Sara, DepEd officials tackle education budget; OVP satellite offices offer social services

By Rjhay E. Laurea

MANILA — Its work, work, work for Vice President and Department of Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio.
On Wednesday, July 6, Duterte had a meeting with other officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) to discuss the agency’s budget status.
“Tinalakay natin ang budget ng Department of Education sa ating pagpupulong kasama ang mga opisyales ng kagawaran ngayong araw ng Miyerkules [We tackled the budget of Department of Education during our meeting with other officials of the department this Wednesday],” Duterte posted in her official Facebook page.
Meanwhile, OVP’s satellite offices began to offer medical and burial assistance, among other social services programs, to Filipinos all over the country.
Duterte earlier opened OVP satellite offices in six regions with the goal of making it easier for the Filipino people to access the services of the OVP.

The OVP has identified partner hospitals where the public can avail the medical and burial assistance. They can also get it through walk-in applications.

“These established satellite offices across the country will widen the program’s reach and will guarantee a better provision of assistance,” Duterte’s spokesperson, Attorney Reynold Munsayac said.

Applicants must complete the following requirements to avail the services:

  1. Filled out an application form.
  2. Submit the complete requirements and form via walk-in to the satellite office processor/staff.
  3. Wait for the processing of the application.
  4. The processor/staff will inform the applicant of the date of issuance of assistance that will be provided personally or via email.

The complete steps and requirements, and further instructions can be accessed through the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NJKsKKxpUp5Ovt5eGD1HNaIY5VnTI5OCNY8E3FsiZqM/edit.

Munsayac added that Duterte plans to open more satellite offices throughout the country and he assured that it will not be limited to remote and far-flung areas.

The OVP’s present satellite offices are located in: Dagupan (Region 1), Cebu (Region VII), Tacloban (Region VIII), Zamboanga (Region IX), Davao (Region XI), and Tandag in Surigao del Sur (Region XIII). (AI/MTVN)

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