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DSWD Region 5 assures victims of Typhoon Nina in Bicol will get Emergency Shelter Assistance

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office V has assured that victims of Typhoon Nina last year in Bicol Region will get their Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA).

“Oo, matatanggap pa ang ESA ng mga kwalipikadong benepisyaryo sa mga probinsya ng Albay, Camarines Sur at Catanduanes,” the city government of Naga said, quoting the DSWD regional office.

The City said that those whose houses were damaged by Typhoon Nina will receive the following financial assistance from the DSWD:

Totally Damaged Houses PhP30,000.00
Partially Damaged Houses PhP10,000.00

“Nagkaroon na ng paunang bayad ng PhP5,000.00 para sa mga totally damaged houses ang DSWD simula Marso. Ang payout para sa balanseng Php25,000.00 ay isasagawa ng city/municipal local government units (LGUs) lalung-lalo na sa mga malalayong munisipyo. Sa kasalukuyan, ang DSWD po ay nasa proseso pa ng fund transfer sa LGUs,” the City said.

“Ang payout naman para naman sa partially damaged households ay isasagawa ng provincial (LGUs),” it added.

The Naga City government also said that employees of the DSWD are working overtime for seven days a week just to process all ESA application.

Typhoon Nina was considered as one of the strongest typhoon to batter Bicol Region in December 25 last year.