Twenty (20) brand new housing units were blessed and turned over by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 1 through its Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) in partnership with the City Government of Alaminos, Pangasinan at Sitio Sto. Rosario, Brgy. Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan.
Jenny Mina, CSAP beneficiary, expressed her gratitude and happiness. “Hindi naging madali ang pagbuo ng aming pangarap, ngunit sa pagtulong-tulong at sa tibay ng aming samahan ay nakamit at nabuo namin ang aming pangarap na bahay. (Building our dream was never easy, but with the help and stability of our community, we have achieved and built our dream home.)”
“Sana ang libreng pabahay na ito ay inyong alagaan kahit ito po ay libre na handog ng gobyerno. Ang aming tanging hiling ay sana kahit lumipas na ang 20 hanggang 30 na taon ay intact pa rin ang inyong mga tahanan at matitirhan pa ng inyong mga apo. (We hope you will take good care of the house from the government even if it is for free. Our only wish is that even after 20 to 30 years your home is still intact and your grandchildren will be able to still live there),” said Board Member Arth Bryan C. Celeste in his speech.
Meanwhile, DSWD FO 1 Regional Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo reminded the recipients to abide by the rules and regulations for the maintenance of their shelter units and other operational purposes. “Isa sa mga mapalad ang Alaminos City na napagkalooban po ng CSAP dahil hanggang ngayon po ay naka-moratorium pa po ang programang ito; meaning wala na pong nabibigyan pa ng ibang lugar ng ganitong pabahay. Kaya atin po itong pangalagaan at sundin ang mga patakaran. (Alaminos City, Pangasinan is very lucky to have been granted CSAP because the program is in moratorium which means that there were no other areas that were granted CSAP. Let us maintain and abide by the rules.) “
CSAP is a DSWD program funded to assist family victims of disaster to acquire decent shelter. DSWD provided PhP6.5 million shelter assistance grant used to buy construction materials and supplies for 500 housing units intended for Brgy. Lucap, Alaminos City, Pangasinan while the City Government of Alaminos, Pangasinan provided land construction site and technical support. #By: Nicole Kasandra A. Lipawen, Social Marketing Unit