Governor Corazon Malanyaon of Davao Oriental province congratulates housing recipient Romeo Roberto during the turnover ceremonies in the village of Tubaon in Tarragona town. Looking on are Rep. Nelson Dayanghirang, Social Welfare Director Ester Versoza and Tarragona Mayor Samuel Uy. (Photo contributed by Carmela Duron)
DAVAO ORIENTAL, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 23, 2009) – Governor Corazon Malanyaon of Davao Oriental province lauded local officials and the housing recipients during the turnover and inaugural rites of the 100 shelter units in Tarragno town.
“Your cooperation and unity largely played a great role in making these housing units possible,” she said.
Malanyaon also urged the housing beneficiaries to prove that they deserve the project and encouraged them to be self-sufficient particularly with respect to food production. “Let us be competitive and let us strive to make our community and our province a major producer of main crops such as rice, corn, abaca, rubber and even cassava,” she said.
The ceremony held Wednesday in the village of Tubaon was also joined by Rep. Nelson Dayanghirang, of the First District of Davao Oriental, Social Welfare Director Ester Acebedo-Versoza and her assistant Priscilla Nidea-Razon, Tarragona Mayor Samuel Uy, Provincial Board Members Nestor Uy and Ronald Lara, among other personalities.
Tubaon village chieftain Romeo Roberto appealed to the recipients: “Magtinabangay kita alang sa uban pang mga proyekto ug aron samot mapalambo ang atong probinsya (Let us work together to pursue more projects for the improvement of our province).”
Neighborhood Association for Shelter Assistance (NASA) President Expedito Dampiganon expressed his gratitude to the proponents and supporters of the housing project.
Currently, the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development facilitated the construction of some 1,401 housing units throughout the Davao Region under the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP).
The CSAP is granted to individuals or families left homeless by disasters. The project is a community development initiative utilizing the principles of community organizing, convergence of services and capability building. (Carmela Duron)