The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 7 distributed yesterday P27 million in Emergency Shelter Assistance to 2,883 families in Negros Oriental, who were affected by tropical storm “Sendong” last December 17.
The distribution was held simultaneously at the Negros Oriental Convention Center in Dumaguete City, and in Tanjay City.
The ESA and the Core Shelter Assistance Project funds aimed to address the shelter needs of displaced and homeless families, after “Sendong” severely affected the 10 towns and cities in Negros Oriental, Aileen Lariba of DSWD 7 said.
These are Siaton, Sibulan, Bacong, Valencia, San Jose, Amlan, Pamplona, Mabinay, and the cities of Dumaguete and Tanjay.
All family-beneficiaries, whose houses were damaged by “Sendong” received P5,000 each to repair their homes, while those with destroyed residences, but are not willing to be relocated, got P10,000 each.
Another 134 affected families also received their CSA funds, worth P70,000 each for those constructing their houses in relocation sites in Siaton and Bacong towns. Those who will rebuild their homes in their own lot or property in a cluster of five families got P50,000.
DSWD 7 regional director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre had said that ESA is allotted P15.94 million, while the construction of 134 core shelter units has a P9.38 million budget.*JFP
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