The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Field Office V released a total of P7.7 M to 110 families in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur who were either found to be vulnerable to disaster or those who are up to the present are unable to restore their damaged houses.

The family beneficiaries are from Barangays Bocogan, Kinahulugan, Amoguis, San Vicente and Manggogon. Each recipient received a check amounting to P70,000 from DSWD Director Arnel Garcia. The distribution of checks was done in a simple turn-over ceremony which was held recently at the town’s covered court. Director Garcia was joined by the town’s chief Executive Delfin Pilapil and Socorro Texon, the Municipal Social Welfare Officer.

The core shelter units is provided t0 indigent families who were rendered homeless due to disaster. Core shelter is an structurally strong and environment friendly shelter units which can withstand 180 to 220 kph wind velocity, intensified four earthquakes, floodings and other similar hazard. It is a restoration and rehabilitation strategy that uses work teams composed of the beneficiaries themselves to provide labor for the construction of the core shelter units.

The municipality of Lagonoy is one with the highest number of core shelter units completed and occupied and occupied in Camarines Sur. From year 2005 to 2009, Lagonoy was able to construct 251 units  and will have an additional of 110 core shelter units to be constructed.# # # # eejerusalem/smufo5