LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 3 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol (DSWD-5) on Thursday distributed cash assistance to families affected by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng in Catanduanes.

The financial aid was given through the DSWD's Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation program, Donna Osial, AICS program head for Bicol, said in an interview.

"DSWD-Catanduanes started to distribute cash assistance for families affected by which houses were partially or totally damaged by the Severe Tropical Storm Paeng. The cash assistance is for their immediate needs while they are recovering from the effect of the weather disturbance," Osial said.

Catanduanes Social Welfare and Development team leader Edlyn Noble said a total of 5...