BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , April 15 (PIA)– The provincial government here has approved more than P1.3 million for housing assistance to victims of typhoons ‘Lawin and ‘Karen’ in the province.
Governor Carlos Padilla said the amount will be given to 357 typhoon victims whose houses were partially and totally damaged.
Typhoon victims whose houses were partially damaged will be given P3,000.00 each while those with totally damaged houses will receive P5,000.00, he said.
“Distribution of typhoon assistance checks to typhoon victims has been started through visits to various municipalities which were hardest-hit by the recent typhoons,” Padilla said.
Report from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office bared that the town of Alfonso Castaneda, particularly barangay Abuyo, Lublub, Galintuja and Lipuga has 164 victims whose houses were partially-damaged, Kasibu town with 34, Dupax del Sur town, with 14, Aritao town with 9, Dupax del Norte town with 8 and Sta. Fe town with 4.
Totally-damaged houses were recorded at 76 in Sta. Fe town, 37 in Aritao town, 17 in Bayombong town, 10 in Dupax del Norte town, and 1 in Kasibu town.
Lita Tabudlo, provincial social welfare and development officer said out of the P1.319 million typhoon assistance approved by the provincial government, P.699 million will be released for victims with partially-damaged houses while P.620 million will be given to 124 beneficiaries whose houses were totally-damaged.
“We have already distributed more than P1.2 million worth of checks for victims with partially and totally-damaged houses and we only have P41,000.00 worth of checks unclaimed,” Tabudlo said.# Ben Moses Ebreo/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya