TACLOBAN CITY- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released P19 million to the municipality of San Isidro in Leyte for the implementation of cash-for-work program.
This was revealed by San Isidro municipal administrator Levi Mabini who said that the program would benefit 5,300 people coming from the town’s 19 barangays.
The program started on March 17 and is to end on March 31 of this year. Those who will avail the program stand to receive P260 for a day’s work which would consist of clearing and cleaning operations.
The implementation of the cash-for-work program on their town was welcomed by its mayor, Susan Ang, as this would help the people still reeling from the aftermath of Yolanda, Mabini said.
Mabini said that their town continues to receive assistance from different organizations the latest of which was the Lion’s Club International.
The group donated water containers as the group also promised to donate housing units to all affected families who lost their houses, he added.
Meantime, town Councilor Rosalina Fajardo, chairman of the committee on social services, said that the municipal council passed a resolution addressed to various international organizations seeking assistance to help them rebuild houses for families.
It was learned from Fajardo that the Antonio Ang & Sons Foundation promised to donate one hectare of lot intended for the housing site for the Yolanda victims. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)