Friday, May 3, 2019

Laoag City beneficiaries receive SDG, calamity assistance

LAOAG Mayor Chevylle V. Farinas and several members of the city council and department heads pose with the 40 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) beneficiaries who were given jetmatic pumps, toilet bowls, bag packs and raincoats. The SDG was formerly known as the Millennial Development Goal (MDG), which is the project of the Local Government Academy through the DILG and in partnership with the city government of Laoag. (Alwin Formantes photo)

By Dominic B. dela Cruz
Staff reporter

Laoag City—The Local Government Academy and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office in cooperation with the Laoag City government distributed assistance for the beneficiaries of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and typhoon ‘Ompong’ victims.

The city social welfare and development office identified Barangays 20, 21 and 23 as SDG areas having the most-number of urban poor families.

Of the three barangays, 40 beneficiaries received jetmatic pumps, toilet bowls, bag packs and raincoats for students.

It was learned that in the last quarter of 2018, the beneficiaries were also given housing materials and three families availed of the core shelter at Sitio Cabatingan, Brgy. Navotas.

The SDG was formerly known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which is a project of the Local Government Academy through the DILG and in partnership with the Laoag government.

CSWD officer III Mary Joan Pasigui also announced that the DSWD regional office in cooperation with the city government here also distributed the emergency shelter assistance to the 217 totally damaged houses victims of typhoon ‘Ompong’.

The financial assistance came from the DSWD regional office with participation of the city government of Laoag.

The beneficiaries were selected based on the reports gathered by the city disaster risk reduction and management after the said typhoon.

Each of the victims received PHP33,100.

Those who suffered partially damaged houses are next in line for assistance, Ms. Pasigui said.

Earlier, several victims who suffered totally damaged houses were also given housing materials from the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce Laoag City-Ilocos Norte Chapter.

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