THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Saturday that all went well during the second day of distribution of educational cash assistance nationwide.

"All sites are manageable. On the 200 payment sites around the country, we aim to assist 90,000 customers today," DSWD Assistant Secretary Romel Lopez told reporters.

"I'm asking the general public to register first per the guidelines because we've made more progress compared to last week. The DSWD will also assist those who are unable to register because they lack an internet connection, particularly in remote locations," he added.

The initial educational cash assistance distribution by the agency attracted a huge crowd which resulted in a stampede that injured a number of people.

Consequently, the DSWD, according to its agreement with the Department of the Interior and Local Government, established convenient and safe payout sites nationwide to prevent the same incident from happening.

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The DSWD will give a cash aid of P1,000 for elementary school students, P2,000 for junior high school students, P3,000 for senior high school students, and P4,000 for college or vocational course students.

The maximum number of students eligible for financial aid per family is three.

Registration for educational assistance can be done by sending an email to [email protected], by calling or texting 09317960362, or by scanning the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations' quick response or QR code.

Upon approval, the applicant will receive a text message from DSWD about the payout site processing schedule. Claimants must bring the student's enrollment certificate and a valid school ID.

"Only those who have received an SMS confirmation will be accommodated. It will be the very first requirement in the processing of the educational assistance," Lopez said.

The disbursement of aid was scheduled every Saturday until September 24.