Last November 2018, typhoon Samuel wreaked havoc in Eastern Samar, causing flashfloods and landslides; especially in the municipality of Jipapad. A few days after the typhoon made landfall, DSWD promptly responded to Jipapad’s request for relief augmentation (for more information on the Jipapad relief operations, read…/dswd-distributes-relief-at-jipap…/ and…/dswd-conducts-second-wave-of-rel…/).

Now, DSWD returns to Jipapad to provide further assistance to the families with damaged houses.

Recently, DSWD staff under the Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD), with the help of the 4Ps Municipal Link, distributed the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to the affected families in Jipapad. DSWD was able to distribute checks worth P10,000 each for families with partially damaged houses and P30,000 each for families with totally damaged houses.

Based on the reports submitted by the Local Government Unit, DSWD had a target of 1,090 families – 978 families with partially damaged houses and 112 with totally damaged houses. During the distribution, DSWD was able to distribute the ESA to 1,046 families, while 44 remain unclaimed.

Over-all, DSWD was able to distribute P12,700,000.00 in financial assistance – P3,360,000.00 for the totally damaged and P9,340,000 for the partially damaged.

ESA is implemented after DSWD receives a Rehabilitation Plan from the affected LGU. After approval from the Regional Office, this Plan is then endorsed to the Central Office for funding.