MARCOS TELLS DHSUD,DSWD TO COORDINATE IN DISASTER RESPONSE

ARADANAS: DHSUD one with President in boosting disaster response operations

 The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on Tuesday said it will continue to improve the government’s Emergency Shelter Assistance Program (ESAP) for calamity victims.

Assistant Secretary Melissa Aradanas, DHSUD Officer-in-Charge, said the department is determined to push Marcos’ directives as a “prime mover” for the ESAP implementation.As per President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s directives, the DHSUD said will strengthen emergency response operations and provide immediate assistance to victims of disasters.

In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, Marcos said the provision of ESAP for calamity victims should be implemented with “better coordination” between the DHSUD and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). READ MORE

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