The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol has continued to distribute today the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to 1,114 Nagueños whose houses were declared totally damaged because of Typhoon Rolly.
Aside from P10,000 ESA, the government agency, in coordination with the City Social Welfare and Development Office of the city government of Naga, will also give each of the displaced residents with P3,100 cash for work.
The beneficiaries of this short-term intervention of the national government were left homeless after the super typhoon wrought havoc in the region on November 1, 2020.
Lloyd Lara, Social Welfare Officer II of DSWD Disaster-based Management Division, said the granting of financial assistance in the total amount of P13,100 to each typhoon victim began last August 24 and will end on August 27, this year.
The DSWD has released P202-M for the implementation of the program in the province of Camarines Sur including the cities of Iriga and Naga.
The Emergency Shelter Assistance aims to address the immediate needs of the victims by helping them in their transition to early recovery stage by mitigating their further exposure to vulnerabilities while the cash for work project is a short term intervention to provide temporary employment to distressed/displaced individuals by participating in or undertaking preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities to meet their requirement for food and other basic necessities.