NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 2 (DSWD FO2) through its Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) recently turned over 236 core shelter units to families in Nagtipunan whose houses were left totally damaged due to Super Typhoons Juan in 2011 and Labuyo in 2014.
DSWD FO2 Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) Chief Marciano Dameg, together with Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Theresa Mauricio, awarded certificates of acceptance and completion to the beneficiaries of the housing units during the turnover ceremony held at the town hall on June 28, 2022.
236 families from different barangays of the said town benefited from the housing project, of which DSWD FO2 provided shelter assistance amounting to P70,000 per household per unit. A total of P16,520,000 grants were given by the agency for the construction materials and supplies.
As a counterpart, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Nagtipunan donated relocation lots and provided additional financial assistance for the site development and construction of the houses. Meanwhile, the beneficiaries were organized into Neighborhood Association for Shelter Assistance (NASA) and participated in building their houses.
“Iti pannakitinnulong ti DSWD, LGU ken kanyayo nga benepisyaryo, napatakder daytoy nga balay. Adu nga oras iti naipaay ken adu nga pannubok ti napadasan tapnu laeng maipatakder daytoy. Ket itan, nadanunan daytoy nga panawen nga intay ipaay dagiti naisangsangayan nga papel nga kas kapada iti maysa nga titulo nga mangpaneknek nga sikayon iti nakin kukwa kadagitoy nga core shelters. (Sa pakikipagtulangan ng DSW
D, LGU at kayong mga benepisyaryo, naipatayo ang mga bahay na ito. Mahabang oras ang ginugol at maraming pagsubok din ang pinagdaanan sa pagpapatayo nito. Sa wakas, maigagantimpala na rin ang mga certificates na katumbas ng titulo ng pagmamay-ari niyo sa inyong core shelter units),” Dameg addressed.
In their response messages, NASA Presidents Reynato Reyes and Marlon Cabansag expressed their gratitude to the program and promised to take care of their units.
CSAP provides disaster-affected families with structurally study and resilient houses that can withstand typhoons of up to 220 kilometers per hour wind, earthquakes of up to intensity four (4) and other natural disasters.