CASH FOR WORK FOR MONKAYO. Monkayo Mayor Joselito Brillantes receives the P 11.3 million Cash For Work check from DSWD Policy and Plans Division Chief Raquel E. Nuñez [2nd from right]. The funds will pay for the work rendered by families victimized by Typhoon Pablo. The DSWD Cash For Work program is one of the disaster relief interventions and is introduced during the Early Recovery Phase wherein a family head may work for ten days and will receive a daily wage of P226.00. Nuñez also handed over P 90,000 educational assistance for nine students of Monkayo. Also in photo are [L-R] Judith Uy of Monkayo College of Arts Science and Technology, [partly hidden] Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Danielle De Leon and Barangay Captain Janet Diel of Olaycon.

The turnover was held during the ABC Monthly Meeting at Poblacion Monkayo wherein some 17 barangay captains witnessed the ceremonies.

Dindo Apari, chair of Brgy. Inambatan shared, “Naka-recover na mi pero dili pa totally, dunay pay kakulangan in terms of permanent shelter and livelihood (We have recovered but not totally yet. We are short on permanent shelters and livelihood).” He added, the residents are now back to farming. 48 of his villagers were able to participate in SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmer’s Training Program.

Olaycon Brgy. Chair Janet Diel said she has encouraged Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and even non-beneficiaries to cultivate vegetable gardens for their daily consumption as well as for livelihood source.

Brgy. Chair Harvey Taroy also urged his constituents in Brgy Union to grow vegetables in their backyard and farm lots. “Okay-okay na man mi, anam-anam na og recover (We are doing better, we are gradually recovering).” He revealed he has over 4000 population who are mostly farmers. He said they are now recipients of DA’s new Riceponsible Program and now also looking into rehabilitation of their farms and construction of permanent shelters.

Salvacion Brgy. Chair Bonifacio C. Pagador revealed they are recovering gradually. Like the other barangays, his community is also focused on farming. DSWD