CSur gets P523-M aid for Typhoon Nina victims

Gov. Villafuerte

PILI, Csur—Governor Miguel Luis Villafuerte has confirmed that the Provincial Government has received the check for the second tranche of the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for victims of 2016's Typhoon Nina.

The check, Villafuerte said, amounts to P523,650,000, and was received on September 25, 2018 by the representatives of the Provincial Treasurer's Office from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office V.

Villafuerte noted that this will be immediately released to the beneficiaries once the documents are ready.

Meantime, in an interview by the Bicol Standard, DSWD Regional Director Arnel Garcia said that the ESA was delayed because of the office's compliance to the documentary requirements prior to the release.

Garcia, however, emphasized that they have exerted all efforts to expedite the release of the ESA for the benefit of the typhoon victims.