TACLOBAN CITY- The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD), through Yvonne Abunales handed-over to Lapinig Mayor Maria Luisa A. Menzon, a P3.049 million worth of check in aid for disaster stricken communities of her town.
The financial aid was issued during the recently conducted Peace and Development Caravan of the Regional Development Council-Development Administration Council-8(RDC-DAC-8) where agency representatives informed the Lapinig folks and local officials of the various government services, programs and projects for the poor.
The DSWD-8 gave the check to help the town’s folks get short-term employment, particularly those who were seriously hit by typhoon “Ruby” in December 6, 2014.
“There were 480 totally damaged houses and 2,168 partially damaged in 15 barangays of Lapinig with cash allocations of P936,000.00 and P2,113,800.00 respectively,” Abunales said.
She stressed that a ten-day day paid-work shall be granted to family heads with totally damaged houses and five-days for those with partially damaged.
Then, Mayor Menzon readily thanked DSWD08 for the financial assistance to her constituents.
“It might have come later since Dec. 2014 but it is still so much better to receive than not, at all,” the medical doctor Mayor concluded. (PIA-08)