Tabuk City, Kalinga – To help ease their financial burden from the impact of Super Typhoon Egay, five families in Kalinga whose houses were totally damaged during the height of the typhoon received P50,000 cash assistance from the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development on Tuesday, August 15.
The aid is part of the assistance vowed by President Ferdinand Marcos to be given to areas in Northern Luzon heavily impacted by the recent disaster which hit the country, particularly individuals whose shelters were damaged by the super typhoon.
In Kalinga, recipients include 2 families each from Lubuagan and Balbalan and one from Pasil. Each of said families received P10,000.
The distribution was led by DHSUD Regional Director Engineer Maria O. Amoroso.
In a press release by the provincial government, the assistance successfully reached its target beneficiaries through a request made by Provincial Governor James Edduba through the Office of the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator.
As recalled, at least 19,020 houses were damaged in the Cordillera region after Super Typhoon Egay lashed Northern Luzon last month. This is based on consolidated data by the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera.
Out of said number, 335 shelters were affected in Kalinga, of which, six of these were fully dismantled.
Based on Marcos’ pronouncement, the agency in charge of the delivery of assistance to families whose houses were wrecked will not only give cash aid but also housing assistance to the victims.
To recall, DHSUD Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar previously mentioned that Cordillera is among the regions in the country which will be given temporary shelter materials such as shelter-grade tarpaulins, modular tents, and solar lamps.
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