BOBON, N. SAMAR- Recipients of a core shelter project initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) received their respective units on December 16.
The core shelter project, sitting on a one-hectare lot donated by the municipal government and is located in Barangay Santa Clara, has 50 housing units intended for families who lost their houses due to natural calamities.
Town Mayor Reny Celespara accepted the P8 million worth core shelter project from DSWD Regional Director Restituto Macuto.
Florentino Llegos, who was among the 50 beneficiaries of the core shelter project, could not contain his happiness after receiving the certificate of ownership from Celespara and Macuto.
“Dako an ak pagpasalamat nga napili ako komo sayo san nakatagamtam, kay sadto an ak balay bisan la tala nga hangin-hangin dere kami talwas tungod nga nakadto kami sa gilid san baybayon naestar,” the 38- year father to two children said.
The construction of these houses, said to be resilient which has two-bed rooms, a comfort room and with water and power connections, were construction July of this year and were completed last month.
The core shelter project funded by the DSWD in this town is part of the social protection program of their agency aim to help “disadvantage families,” particularly those living in danger zone areas, Pauline Liza Nadera, head of the DSWD-LGU core shelter assistance project, said.
Also present during the turnover ceremony were Vice Mayor Elena Balite, provincial social welfare development officer Jenny Darish, town councilors and representatives of Governor Jose Ong and Rep. Raul Daza.