DSWD-3 joins forces with AFP for CSAP
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office III officially tied up with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in implementing the Core Shelter Assistance yesterday.
The collaboration project dubbed as "KiSLAP ng CSAP" (Kikilos ang Sandatahang Lakas, Aagapay sa Pabahay ng Core Shelter Assistance Program) aims to finish the remaining units in Kainomayan Village.
The two parties signed the pledge of commitment followed by a groundbreaking ceremony where AFP expressed their commitment to the project.
"Maximized at talagang may best effort kami, kung kailangang hindi kami matulog, hindi kami matutulog basta magawa naming We will maximize and exert best efforts. If we do not have to sleeo, we will do so to finish this project", said Lt. Col. Fernando G. Balona.
A total of 20 troops will be deployed to construct 105 units in Kainomayan Village. The units are expected to be completed within 30 working days.
Struggling for workforce, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Edwina Sibug is very thankful for the project.
" We are actually having difficulties mobilizing the beneficiaries especially the elderly who do not relatives who can work. The AFP’s assistance is truly a big help," she said.
Core Shelter Assistance is one of the projects under the Emergency Recovery and Rehabilitation Program of DSWD that provides material assistance to be used in construction of resettlement houses for the survivors of Typhoon Kiko in 2009.
Present in the launch was the DSWD-3 staff led by Assistant Regional Director Venus F. Rebuldela, the AFP staff led by Balona and Capt. Hazel T. Gabor, LGU officials and personnel lead by Mayor Doris Maniquis and Sibug and neighborhood association of shelter assistance beneficiaries.