Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, Jr., Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and
Development, ceremoniously turned over fifty (50) DSWD core shelter units to internally displaced
families affected by the 2011 Tropical Storm Chedeng that hit Cabanglasan, Bukidnon last June 28, 2019.
DSWD-10 Regional Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga-Libang stated during her project briefing that the Field
Office identified 60 families to become recipients of the DSWD Core Shelter Assistance Program which is
one of the interventions of the DSWD under the Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness. The 60 families,
as per assessment by the Local Government Unit of Cabanglasan, were reported to be “badly hit” by the
With an allocation of P4,200,000.00, DSWD constructed 50 shelter units under the said program in
Barangay Eba, Cabanglasan, while the Local Government Unit of Cabanglasan shouldered the ten (10)
core shelter units as their counterpart to the project. Each unit costs P70,000.00.
Director Dollaga-Libang also explained that the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) aims to provide
environment friendly, structurally strong shelter units that can withstand up to 220 kph wind velocity
and earthquakes up to intensity 4 of the Richter Scale. She added that the family who were displaced by
Tropical Storm Chedeng can now call their newly built houses their homes.
The ceremonial turn-over of the 50 core shelter units was done during the launching of the Convergence
Areas for Peace and Development (CAPDev), the banner program of Northern Mindanao that addresses
the root causes of internal armed conflict and insurgency in the region.
In keeping with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70, also known as
“Institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach in Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Peace, Creating
a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, and Directing the Adoption of a National
Peace Framework,” the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council
(RPOC) launched CAPDev which promotes a focused, coordinated, and sustained delivery of the
government’s basic services and social development packages in poor, conflict-affected, geographically
isolated and disadvantaged areas in the region.
The launching of CAPDev was led by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin
Andanar who is designated as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for
Region 10 is the first region in Mindanao to launch a program and craft a peace framework in response
to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70. xxx