Shelter assistance to victims of tropical storm Sendong
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday released more than P21 million in core shelter assistance and emergency shelter assistance to victims of tropical storm Sendong in two local government units, namely, Siaton and Sibulan.
In Siaton, Mayor Albert Ator graciously donated a total of 13,000 square meters of personally owned property for the construction of 123 core shelter units, unveiling and groundbreaking of which was held earlier with Governor Roel Degamo.
Of the 123 core shelter homes, 34 are to be constructed in a 7,000-square meter lot in Barangay Siit, donated by Ator’s only sibling Alona, and another 89 houses on a 6,000 square meter lot in Barangay San Jose for a total of P13,090,000.
Emergency shelter assistance of P5,000 each were also distributed to 498 Siatanons whose houses were partially damaged by Sendong, amounting to P2,490,000 or a grand total of P15,580,000 for each affected household.
In Sibulan, a total of 500 families received emergency shelter assistance worth P3,720,000 and 25 families were allotted P70,00 each as core shelter assistance for a grand total of P5.44 million.
Of the 500 families, P10,000 each were distributed to 244 whose houses were totally damaged and P5,000 each to 256 families with partially damaged houses.
The problem in Sibulan, however, is the availability of a counterpart lot where the 25 core shelter houses will be built.
Mayor Marcelo Bartoces explained that her office is coordinating with the National Housing Authority for the acquisition of a lot in Balugo, Sibulan.