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Nenita Daganan, A "Yolanda Survivor" Still Lives In A Tarpaulin Roof


Three years after the devastating effect that the Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), another survivor of the tragic Typhoon, Nenita Dagandan still lives under a makeshift tarpaulin roof.
What she called her home was a makeshift shelter made out of wood and other materials from what is left of Typhoon Yolanda. The destruction that left by the Typhoon was a big help for her in making her home. "We just patch the leaks in the roof. We cannot afford roofing sheets yet." She added.

Nenita added that their family's income is just enough for food and other daily needs and that they never gained enough for shelter even so, they didn't get any aid from the government during the Aquino administration.

"It’s unfair because not everyone was given. We should have received the aid," she said.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) declared that they already have received multiple complaints about the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) distribution.

Judy Taguiwalo, DSWD Secretary said that they are gathering the complaints from Typhoon victims that didn't received any aid from the government during the Typhoon Yolanda.

Taguiwalo also added that she will be checking the remaining funds from Yolanda donations and will see if it will be enough to be distributed to the victims who have not yet received ESA

“So long as they can provide documentation and proof that they were victims but they were not able to receive any assistance, we will try to find a way to give them the assistance that they deserve,” she said.

Some projects were not completed even if the money was distributed to the local government unite, initial investigation shows.

“Money was downloaded by the department to the local government unit. When our team visited the site, there was actually no housing project,” Taguiwalo said. [source]

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