FAMILIES in Cadiz City whose houses were either damaged or destroyed by super typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013 finally received their emergency shelter assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The distribution of cash assistance started yesterday and is expected to run until July 6.

About 21,000 houses were destroyed and 6,000 others were damaged in Cadiz City when the super typhoon hit the Visayan region in November 2013.

Mayor Patrick Escalante said the DSWD has allotted P308 million for the typhoon-stricken barangays of Cadiz.

Families whose houses were destroyed will receive P30,000 each while those whose houses were damaged will receive P10,000 each.

The families that received their cash assistance yesterday were from barangays Tinampaan, Zone 3, Zone 4, and Zone 5.

Today, DWSD personnel are scheduled to release the cash aids of families from barangays Celestino Villacin, Jerusalem, Cabahug, V.F. Gustilo, and Magsaysay.

Typhoon affected families from barangays Banquerohan and Tiglawan are set to receive the assistance on June 29 while families from barangays Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 6 will be on June 30.

DSWD personnel are scheduled to distribute the cash assistance of families from barangays Sicaba and Cadiz Viejo on July 1, families from barangays Mabini, Caduhaan, Andres Bonifacio on July 2, and families from barangays Luna and Burgos on July 3.

The distribution will stop from July 4 to 5 as Cadiz City celebrate its 48th Charter Day celebration.

It will resume on July 6 in Barangay Daga.(TDE)