AGUSAN DEL SUR-The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga through the Disaster Response Management Unit distributed the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) cash grant to 55 families in Loreto, Agusan del Sur last April 26, 2017.

As part of the process, DReMU Head Caroline Catalan (in orange) verifies information of the grantee before disbursing the money.

The said families were affected by flash flood after series of heavy rains and Low Pressure Areas (LPAs) that hit the region for the past few months.

Under ESA, families whose houses are partially damaged received Php10,000 while families whose houses are totally damaged received Php30,000. The total amount disbursed during the distribution sum up to Php1,250,000.00.

Also, for totally damaged houses, ten (10) days cash for work assistance at Php210.00per day will be given to the families, while five days assistance will be granted to partially damaged houses with the same amount. However, proper documentation such as photos and receipts will be submitted to prove the construction/rehabilitation of their houses.

One of the recipients of ESA cash grant make his salute gesture after receiving the amount of Php30,000.

ESA is a cash grant provided to families whose houses are either totally or partially damaged. It may be released in cash or in the form of construction materials, dependent on the situation favourable to the beneficiaries and the timelines set for the project implementation. ###(Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

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