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DSWD preps long-term solution for Marawi siege victims

A woman lines up in front of a social worker desk at an evacuation center outside the city, as army troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi, Philippines July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
A woman lines up in front of a social worker desk at an evacuation center outside the city, as army troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi, Philippines July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is already preparing for a long-term solution for the victims of the ongoing Marawi Siege.

According to DSWD Usec. Hope Hervilla, the psychological social debriefing of their agency for the evacuees from the said city.

Hervilla made the said statement amid reports that allegedly, some victims of the ongoing crisis are suffering from mental issues, due to severe trauma from the war.

The DSWD official added that it would take time for the victims to recover from the said war, especially those that are suffering from psychological disorder.

Meanwhile, the government just shrugged off the latest condition of the National Democratic Front to continue with the peace talks.

This was Labor Secretary and Govt. Chief Peace Negotiator Silvestre Bello III’s reaction after his counterpart, Fidel Agcaoili’s statement that the government should bring back the Agrarian Reform Package to the table for them to consider the peace negotiations again.

Bello said that there is already an existing agreement regarding the said issue but the NDF failed to return the same sincerity that the government gives for the peace talks.

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