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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 07, 2012


No IDP will be left behind for permanent relocation - DWSD

by Charmaine P. Tadlas

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman assured survivors of typhoon “Sendong” in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan permanent relocation sites are being prepared for all of them.

“Relocation sites are being worked out by the local government and the DSWD in coordination with other government and non-government agencies involved in shelter,” Soliman said.

In Cagayan de Oro, DSWD is now working with the City Social Welfare and Development Office to finalize the list of potential beneficiaries for the shelter assistance. According to Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD 10, they have set criteria and priorities to be considered in identifying the beneficiaries of the Program.

Solamillo said that the eligible beneficiaries of the Program must be: internally displaced persons (IDPs)/families whose houses are located in officially declared “no-build zones” (Sitio Calacala, Isla de Oro, Isla Delta, Copa, Tambo, Isla Bugnao, Isla Baksan); families whose houses are totally damaged; and monthly income of a family of six (6) should be below the food threshold that is P10,936 in urban areas and P9,767 in rural areas (based on NSCB report).

Solamillo also said that based on Administrative Order No. 17 or the Omnibus Guideline on Shelter Assistance, the following should also be considered as priorities for the shelter assistance: families with small children; families with pregnant and lactating mothers; surrogate parents of orphaned children living in evacuation centers who are equally situated with totally damaged shelters units; families with damaged houses whose head of household died or were incapacitated as a result of the disaster; and families with seriously ill members or persons with disabilities or with special needs.

As of press time, there are 356 shelter boxes installed by the Rotary International in Calaanan Tent City which has a land area of 3.5 hectares. A total of 261 families have already transferred in the area. Several partners of DSWD such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM), OXFAM and the Department of Health (DOH) are already installing basic facilities such as latrines, portalets, water connection and multi-purpose huts for the use of the occupants there.

Having seen the immediate need to accommodate more families however, the local government unit of Cagayan de Oro has added another three (3) hectares for temporary relocation in the same area so that more tents may be put up. Another nine (9) hectares is also reserved as a permanent relocation site in Calaanan.

Xavier University also provided five (5) hectares in Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City for the internally displaced families as a transitory relocation while a permanent site of another five (5) hectares is under site development. Currently, the XU is crafting its Master Plan for the said area with the considerations of DSWD and IOM’s projects of constructing 120 and 230 bunkhouses units respectively which can accommodate at total of 350 families.

Soliman lauds the effort of local and international organizations that have been helping the government in ensuring that IDPs are provided the services they need and facilitate their return to normalcy. (DSWD/PIA-10)

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