TO FURTHER support the recovery and rehabilitation of typhoon Lawin affected communities, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the region will provide livelihood support through the Cash for Work (CFW) and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

Disaster Management Focal Person Arnold Lartec said these programs aim to provide an alternative source of income to affected families while they stay in their communities during rehabilitation and recovery of their areas.

“Since most of the victims rely on their farms for their income, their livelihood is affected because their lands have been devastated by typhoon Lawin. Also, some have homes to rebuild. We will help them by augmenting some cash in exchange of their service,” Lartec added.

Under the CFW, individuals from families affected by typhoon Lawin will be allowed to work for 15 days with a wage of P214 per day which is equivalent to 75 percent of the daily minimum wage of the region.

Cash for Work Program is a short-term intervention to provide temporary employment to distressed/displaced individuals by participating in or undertaking preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers.

Activities such as rehabilitation of communal infrastructures and houses, clearing of drainage canals, and other activities that need intervention as a result of the impact of the disaster or calamity may be covered under the program.

Meanwhile, the SLP will be providing additional support through the Cash for Building Livelihood Assets (CBLA). Through the CBLA, labor for the repair or rehabilitation of common infrastructures used for livelihood damaged by typhoon Lawin will be funded by the DSWD.

Participants will be allowed to work for a maximum of 10 days and provided a 75 percent of the daily minimum wage.

“The DSWD can provide the labor cost for the rehabilitation under CBLA, however, our partners need to provide their counterpart,” SLP Project Development Officer Victoria Llanes shared.

For the Cash for Work, project proposals from the local government units should be submitted to the DSWD Regional Office. Proposals should come with program of work prepared and signed by the municipal engineer; certificate of eligibility signed by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer (MSWDO); barangay certificate of qualified beneficiaries that they were affected by the disaster and needs temporary employment; list of beneficiaries per barangay and per project signed by the MSWDO; schedule of work activities per day with number of participants signed by the Barangay chairperson; daily attendance sheet of beneficiaries signed by the team leader and concurred by the MSWDO; photos before, during, and after the project implementation; and completion report from the MSWDO.

For the CBLA under SLP, same requirements are required only that project proposals will be coming from SLP Project Development Officers.

Proposals and supporting documents can be sent to the Regional Office addressed to DSWD-CAR OIC regional director Janet Armas at DSWD Training Center, Cabinet Hill, Baguio City.

Any disaster related concern can be forwarded to DSWD-CAR through,,,, (074) 446-59-61, +63949-141-7232 or +63906-094-1064. (Nerizza Faye Villanueva/DSWD-CAR)