DSWD region 8 office
bares highlights of PGMA’S Borongan visit today
By BONG PEDALINO (PIA Southern
November 9, 2007
MAASIN CITY, Southern
Leyte – The Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Regional Director of the
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has revealed here
Thursday some significant events during the scheduled visit of
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today in Borongan, Eastern Samar, at
least as far as her office is concerned.
Regional OIC of DSWD – who was here in the city Thursday morning as
Guest during the awarding of capital funds for the 266 beneficiaries
of the Self Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) program – said
that in Borongan she will also be doing the same distribution of
A two-day poverty
summit was conducted in Borongan yesterday and will end today, and
during the culmination program President Arroyo will be there to grace
the occasion, Corillo added.
In a fact sheet given
to local media right after the SEA-K awarding ceremony at the Abgao
Covered Court, this city, it was learned that the DSWD Regional field
office “is taking the opportunity (of PGMA’s Borongan visit) to award
the three major rehabilitation efforts of the department to the family
victims of Typhoon Seniang.”
One of the rehab
efforts was the Core Shelter Assistance Project amounting to P1.4
million at P70,000 per unit/beneficiary, to be awarded to twenty
beneficiaries in the municipality of Salcedo in Eastern Samar.
Another major event
will be the awarding of cash for work in the amount of P757,000 to the
Local Chief Executives of the five affected municipalities, the amount
intended for the repair of day-care centers in the towns of Borongan,
Lawaan, Salcedo, Gen. MacArthur, and Guiuan.
Seed capital to SEA-K
beneficiaries, the amount totaling P295,000, shall be awarded to the
President of five (5) SEA-K groups, and this will be given to groups
based in Guiuan, Balangiga, Borongan, and Mercedes towns.
All in all the
total amount to be released for the three rehabilitation activities
cited above was P2.27 million.