Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Saturday, 26 September 2020 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << September 2020 >> 
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Region 10 flood victims get P111.9M in shelter assistance

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Cagayan de Oro City (2 February) -- At least P111.9 million have been allocated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as shelter assistance to victims whose houses were destroyed by the recent floods in Region 10.

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 10 Director Carmelito A. Lupo, who is also the Executive Officer of the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) in the Region, said this is in compliance to the instructions of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo when she visited Northern Mindanao last January 7.

The amount, he said, will be used in providing 1,047 housing units with P50,000 worth of building materials each for families whose houses were totally damaged and P10,000 worth of building materials each for 5,955 families whose houses were partially damaged.

Likewise, a total cost of P3.42 million will be provided for livelihood assistance of the flood victims which can be availed of under the government's food for work program implemented by DSWD.

On the other hand, Lupo said per instruction of the President, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Region is set to undertake dredging at the mouth of the Cagayan de Oro River and is only awaiting the release of the initial P150 million funding of the project's total amount of P250 million.

The dredging operations will also be done in Iligan City, particularly at the Mandulog River, while construction of the river control dike at the Tubod-Manauay section and rehabilitation of the drainage in Mahayahay, all of Iligan City costing some P30 million is still proposed for funding.

Priority, however, have been proposed for the urgent repair of the damaged approaches of the Poblacion Bridge in Opol and Agay-ayan Bridge in Medina, both of Misamis Oriental, he also said. (PIA-10) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Public warned on modus operandi of illegal recruiters
»No salmonella outbreak in Sta. Rita, DA says
»19-IB gears up to obliterate remnants of North Leyte NPA front
»Army, DTI sustain livelihood tie-up in sensitive cluster barangays of Leyte
»Tribu Paghidaet, Tribu Kasag chosen 2009 Dinagyang's best
»Hiligaynon News: Madamu nga mga bagsakan centers pagatukuron karon nga 2009
»Hiligaynon News: NSO magapanguna sa selebrasyon sang Civil Registration karon nga Pebrero
»Hiligaynon News: Dental Health Month gina-selebrar karon nga Pebrero
»Hiligaynon News: PGMA kaupod ang mga pinuno sang iban nga kapungsuran sa WEF sa Davos
»Hiligaynon News: DOLE may website para sa mga nagapangita trabaho
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines