OIC-Regional Director Lucia S. Alan (back, 6th from left) poses with core shelter beneficiaries and staff from the local government unit of Angadanan, Isabela.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02 (DSWD FO2) led the turn-over of 25 core shelter houses to beneficiary families last July 05, 2018 in Brgy. Calaccab, Angadanan, Isabela.

The endeavor, in partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of Angadanan, Isabela, was realized through the Core Shelter Assistance Project (CSAP) of the agency which allotted P1,750,000.00 for the construction of the houses in 2015. The LGU provided the lot where the houses were built and also matched the amount given by the field office for the project to push through.

Mr. Rommel Gamiao of the field office’s Disaster Response and Management Division (DRMD) said that the beneficiaries of the houses were those whose houses were located in disaster-prone areas who were also victims of previous calamities.

The turnover ceremony was attended by OIC-Regional Director Lucia S. Alan who reiterated during her speech the importance of caring for the core shelter houses so it can be used by future generations.

6 of the CSAP beneficiaries are also members of the agency’s Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program.

The CSAP aims to provide structurally strong houses that can withstand typhoons, earthquakes of moderate intensity and other natural hazards to disaster victims whose houses are totally destroyed. ### By: Chester Carlo M. Trinidad, OIC-SMU