Beneficiaries of the cash assistance from the National Irrigation Administration Employees Association of the Philippines (NIAEASP), distributed through the NIAEASP CAR District, were all thankful when they received P8,500 cash each from the association.
The cash assistance was collectively contributed by the NIA employees from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao through the initiative of NIAEASP in the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong which ravaged the Cordillera Region and other places in Northern Luzon in September last year. Most of the beneficiaries were forced to abandon their houses wrecked by landslides due to the calamity.
“The cash assistance is supposed to be for NIA employees in CAR whose properties were damaged by the typhoon; however, since no one applied for the assistance, this was extended to irrigators’ associations in CAR,” informed Ms. Paulita P. Yagyagan, president of NIAEASP-CAR District.
There were 18 identified beneficiaries from the different provinces in CAR, including one employee from NIA Central Office whose property in Baguio was damaged.
Regions 1, 2 and 3, also received cash assistance distributed through their NIAEASP Districts. #Mylene Malecdan
Photo caption: Mr. Cesar Culbengan, Josephine Esnero, Jennilyn Leontino and Melchor Hernaez through Ptr. Janet Doctolero from Tuba, Benguet receive cash aid from NIAEASP.