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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012

 

DSWD 2 provides core shelters to some 100 families in Roxas, Isabela

by Thelma C. Bicarme

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) -- Through the Core Shelter Assistance Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the 100 families of Roxas in Isabela whose houses were destroyed by Typhoon Juan in 2010 will soon have new homes.

Director Arnel B. Garcia personally handed a check amounting to P7 million for the 100 units of typhoon-resistant houses for the identified beneficiaries.

The houses will be built in relocation sites in barangays Placido and Nuesa as donated by the local government of Roxas.

Mayor Benedict Calderon also vowed to provide gravel and sand and the needed engineering supervision until the construction of units will be completed.

Meanwhile, aside from the free housing project, the beneficiaries were also provided with livelihood assistance P440,000 under the DSWD's 'food for work' program.

Under this program, the CSAP beneficiaries will do the construction of their houses in exchange of a certain amount which they could use to buy their necessities.

Director Garcia has urged the beneficiaries to strengthen their organization, Neighborhood Association for Shelter Assistance (NASA). He stressed that each of them should work for the improvement of every family in the organization by pushing projects for education, women and children and peace and order. (TCB/PIA 2)

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