LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office for Bicol has released PHP864 million in funding for its Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for households whose houses were partially damaged by Typhoon “Nina”.

DSWD regional director Arnel Garcia, in an interview on Monday, said the department formally transferred the first tranche of the ESA to the provincial governments of Albay, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes.

“For Catanduanes, we have PHP83 million; Camarines Sur with PHP533 million and for Albay, we have PHP247 million for total of PHP864 million,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Eva Grageda, provincial social welfare chief of Albay, said they are finalizing the schedule of payouts to the residents of the municipalities with partially damaged houses during the onslaught of Typhoon Nina in Albay.

DSWD said those whose houses were partially damaged by Typhoon Nina last December 2016 received PHP10,000; while each household whose houses were totally damaged got PHP30,000. (PNA)

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