TACLOBAN CITY- The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) of Tacloban said that they have already submitted a partial list of number of recipients of the government’s emergency shelter kits assistance before the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Ines Salvoro, administrative officer of the CSWD, said that the partial list that her office submitted to the DSWD regional office involved 19,483 houses that either sustained damages or were totally destroyed during the onslaught of Supertyphoon Yolanda.

She said that the 19,493 houses were from the 70 barangays of Tacloban which has 138 villages.

Of the 19,493 houses, 11,217 were considered as totally damage while 8,266 were partially damaged.

“ We have only so far submitted the list involving 70 barangays because we have only one staff who is doing the encoding of the list. But this is a priority of our office,” Salvoro said.

According to her, the listing was based on a “green card” that the DSWD distributed to all households hit by Yolanda in Tacloban sometimes January of this year.

“But we will revalidate this list again for possible error like a house might have been listed as totally damaged but actually only sustained partial damage,” Salvoro said.

She said that they would finish the listing the soonest possible time and submit the same to the regional DSWD office.

Salvoro said that based on the guidelines set by the regional office, those houses which sustained total damage due to Yolanda, the owners stand to receive P30,000 while P10,000 for those whose houses sustained partial damage.

Records from the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, there were 28,734 houses in Tacloban that were totally destroyed and 17,643 houses sustained partial damages when Yolanda devastated the city more than eight months ago.

Included in the partial list submitted by Salvoro were the four barangays of San Jose, considered the hardest hit area of Tacloban due to the onslaught of Yolanda.

About 2,778 houses were listed as totally damaged while 556 houses were considered as partially damaged.

The four villages were Barangay 88 with 1,582 houses totally damaged and 315 partially damaged; Brgy.89 with 915 totally damaged and 82 partially damaged; Brgy. 85 with 177 totally damaged and 154 partially damaged and Brgy.90 with 104 totally damaged houses and 5 partially damaged.

The emergency shelter kits assistance provided by the national government through the DSWD is to be extended to Yolanda survivors as part of the government’s assistance to them.