DSWD does its part in 'Pablo' rehabilitation

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development in Davao Region (DSWD 11) said it has already done its part in implementing the projects as part of the rehabilitation program in areas wreaked havoc by Typhoon Pablo in the region.

This was in line with President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday wherein a group of protesters held a rally in front of the DSWD 11 regarding the allocation of the funds for the typhoon Pablo victims.

"For the DSWD emergency shelter assistance we have already turned over to the provincial governments 100 percent na for Davao Oriental and 95 percent for Compostella Valley," said Carmela Duron, Regional Information Officer of DSWD 11, in an interview.

Duron also said that the P10 billion disaster funds for typhoon Pablo were distributed not only to the DSWD but also to different national government line agencies.

DSWD regional director Priscilla Razon also said in a statement that "the DSWD fund allocation is focused on building of permanent shelter units for the homeless under its Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP)."

"Mao ra to among ganahanipa-klaro (That's what we want to be cleared) na we have done our part and we are proud that we have done our part," Duron said.

Currently, the building of the permanent shelters is still ongoing in different provinces in order to reach the target of 32, 643 houses. (KGL)

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