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Shelter aid for Manay

SHELTER  AID. Mayor Jon Marco Dayanghirang of Manay, Davao Oriental receives from DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations Rebecca A. Santamaria the Php 14 million-check that will fund the implementation of the Modified Shelter Assistance Program for 200 family-survivors whose houses were damaged by Typhoon Pablo. Also in photo are [from left] Municipal Treasurer Moises Castro Jr, DSWD Central Office Head for Shelter Assistance Program Annabel Arieta and DSWD Team Leader for Davao Oriental Gemma Dela Cruz.  DSWD/Florame B. Espada

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Secretary Soliman releases 2779 more shelters to Pablo survivors in DavOr

Davao City  -Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman turns over on Friday, November 21, some 2779 permanent shelters to survivors of Typhoon Pablo in the hardly-hit towns of Baganga, Cateel, Boston and Tarragona in Davao Oriental.

This brings a total of 10,716 units completed in Davao Oriental Province said Director Priscilla N. Razon, DSWD.

The Secretary will also visit the newly-inaugurated Irrigation Dam Site in Cateel; the Sibahay Relocation Site, Riverview Park, and Pablo Memorial Shrine in Boston; and some projects of DSWD in the three towns.

Director Razon said the shelters were constructed through the DSWD Modified Shelter Assistance Program as part of the continuing rehabilitation program of the Department in partnership with the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental where the national government funds the project and the provincial government takes charge of site development, land preparation and engineering expertise.

The continuous construction is being implemented while ensuring that residents are properly relocated in safe zones to prevent future disasters, she said.

Some 2400 Certificates of Occupancy, Titles and house keys will also be handed over, she added.

Earlier, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon said, “We are fast tracking the construction of all the houses and target to finish it as soon as possible. I urge everyone to take advantage of the livelihood opportunity especially that there are still thousands of houses to be constructed.”

Provided to families left homeless by calamities, the core units are resistant to disasters and built with concrete and good lumber.

Each unit covers a lot area of 70 square meters, installed with a two-room division, painted inside and out, with bathroom and septic tank, separate kitchen, and concrete wall.

Families whose original homes were situated in ‘no build’ zones [per assessment of the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau] were relocated in resettlement areas [off site] where basic facilities like water, electricity and road network have also been accessed.

NGA-LGU collaboration

Director Razon earlier said this milestone could not have been possible without the provincial government’s active role in the project. “They [the provincial government] paved the way so that we could execute our interventions a lot easier,” she said.

She also mentioned the role of convergence and partnership in putting this massive housing program to reality.

Noting the province’s remarkable development from being a badly devastated wasteland into being a staggeringly progressing haven, Razon said she is in awe of how the people remarkably recovered despite the huge devastation they had faced.

Meanwhile, DSWD assured that this housing project would not be the last of their assistance to the province as they will be engaging on more livelihood programs, particularly on agri-based production and micro-enterprising strategies programs.

Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon lauded the DSWD for keeping their commitment to the province despite the fact that the agency had been stretching their coffers to meet the needs of the province and other areas that were hit recently by disasters.

She also thanked DSWD for giving typhoon victims a chance for a fresh start. “This milestone opens more opportunities for our people. These new homes are the symbol of security and a boost in the economy. Indeed, all these developments are just the beginning,” she said.

“This is the result of our convergence, cooperation and resiliency. What we should do now is to help one another and focus more on our development. The victims themselves, the owners of the house were involved as builders or workers; everybody was involved and nobody became idle anymore,” added the governor.

The overall cost of the DSWD Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) is Php 2.6 billion which is also implemented in the towns of Caraga and Manay in Davao Oriental, and Compostela, Monkayo, Montevista, New Bataan, Laak, Nabunturan, Pantukan, Mabini, Maco, Mawab, Maragusan in Compostela Valley. DSWD/with reports from DavOr PIO

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Trafficking council steps up fight

Davao City  -As it opens the month-long observance of the global campaign against human trafficking, the Interagency Council Against Trafficking XI Network (IACAT XI Network) intensifies its advocacy with the recent massive distribution of posters to officials of the Liga ng mga Barangay in the whole region.

Earlier, through Resolution no. 2, Series of 2014, the Council has declared November 12 to December 12 of every year, as a month-long observance to stop human trafficking.

From January through October 2014, IACAT XI Network has served 81 victim-survivors, who were provided temporary shelter, transportation assistance, livelihood opportunities, legal aid, skills training and education assistance.

Forms of trafficking in persons may include sexual exploitation, forced labor or involuntary servitude, removal or sale of organs, armed activities of children, cybersex and sex tours.

At the launch of the massive postering at NCCC Mall, Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD urged barangay captains to strengthen their Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) or the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC), launch education or awareness activities to help residents spot or identify indicators or signs of trafficking incidence, mobilize community members to sustain vigilance in the neighborhood to prevent and even help apprehend perpetrators of any attempt at trafficking, and establish community prevention and protection structures to ensure that the barangay is free from the dangers of trafficking.

“IACAT XI Network considers you as its significant partners in the fight versus human trafficking. Working with you to address this menace, we stand firm that we will never be defeated and we will succeed in making our communities peaceful, and our residents free from the threat of human trafficking,” Director Razon emphasized.

The Council is chaired by  DSWD with Department of Justice as co-chair.

Meanwhile, on November 27-28, Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc., IACAT and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will host the 2014 Civil Society Summit on Trafficking in Persons here under the theme, Mainstreaming Innovations to Address Emerging Vulnerabilities to Human Trafficking.

The Summit will highlight emerging vulnerabilities that contribute to the increase in trafficking cases, and provide an avenue for civil society to share innovations and learning in addressing human trafficking for purposes of linking interventions towards a more holistic and integrated approach.

DSWD will be sharing its experience and accomplishments under the discussion on “Innovations and Lessons Learned: Protection, Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reintegration”. DSWD/VF

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