ESA and CFW Accomplishment now at 90%
Albay – As of September 8, 2021, 90% of the allocated fund for Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) and Cash-for-Work Program (CFW) has been distributed to its beneficiaries. In total, PhP 307,980,000.00 was distributed under ESA while PhP 99,196,900.00 was distributed under CFW. Identified beneficiaries of the programs were households with totally damaged houses due to super typhoon Rolly in Albay, Camarines Sur, and Camarines Norte. The agency is set to distribute the remaining 10% of ESA and CFW fund by the end of September.
Overall, 30,798 ESA and 31,999 CFW beneficiaries were served since the distribution commenced last June. The agency served 11,962 ESA beneficiaries and 13,163 CFW beneficiaries in Albay, 18,835 ESA and CFW beneficiaries in Camarines Sur, and one ESA and CFW beneficiary in Camarines Norte.
Each beneficiary received PhP 13,100.00 (PhP 10,000.00 was under ESA while PhP 3,100.00 was under CFW. The amount of assistance under CFW was based on the Regional Daily Wage Rate (PhP 310.00/day) multiplied by 10 days of work.
Process of determining ESA and CFW beneficiaries
The process of identifying ESA and CFW beneficiaries starts in the barangay level. Initial list of damaged (partially and totally) households will be forwarded to the City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (C/MSWDO) and City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (C/MDRRMO) for submission to the Provincial Operations Office (POO). Submitted data will be included in the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) report, updated twice daily.
Upon receipt of the initial data, Municipal Action Teams (MAT) assigned in affected cities and municipalities proceed with validation. During validation, household heads included in the initial list are interviewed and houses are inspected. Result of the validation will be reflected in the ESA intake form which will be forwarded to the POO and DSWD Regional Office. Only validated households will be included in the list of beneficiaries. As of now, the agency only serves households with totally damaged house due to super typhoon Rolly. The cash assistance under ESA and CFW programs should be spent for housing repair, purchase of additional materials, and labor.
Most unclaimed benefits were due to non-appearance and lack of documents especially with their Authorized Representatives. Special Disbursing Officers and paymasters in the area provide guidance to representatives in terms of documents to facilitate the release of the assistance. For deceased beneficiaries, benefits will only be released if he/she have household members listed in the intake form, otherwise, it will be considered as a single-headed household (deceased beneficiary have no other dependent eligible to claim the benefit).