Hon. Mayor Martin Raul S. Sison II (in white polo) with Municipal Engr. Cancino, MSWDO Mrs. Bigay and two personnel from the DSWD Regional Office I.
The Local Government of Urbiztondo under the leadership of the Hon. Mayor Martin Raul S. Sison II and the Department of Social Welfare and Development–Regional Office I with Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo have started moves to put up a core shelter project (Proyektong Pabahay) for selected Urbiztondonians.
Close to one hundred fifty (150) families who have been homeless and victims of natural calamities will stand to benefit from the project. The site of such project will be at Barangay Batangcaoa where the Local Government owns a parcel of lot. Such lot will serve as the counter-part of the Municipal Government.
In support of such noble move, the Sangguniang Bayan of Urbiztondo has passed, approved and adopted Resolution No. 76-2014 on December 1, 2014 “Granting Full Authority to the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Martin Raul S. Sison II, Municipal Mayor of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan to Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Field Office I, San Fernando City, La Union for the Provision of a Core Shelter Assistance Project for Deserving Individuals and Families of Urbiztondo Subject to Ratification by the Sangguniang Bayan”.
In pursuance of the above, an ocular site inspection had been conducted on January 29, 2015 by the personnel from the DSWD Regional Office I. They were accompanied by the Honorable Mayor Martin Raul S. Sison II, Municipal Engineer Norberto Cancino and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Mercedes R. Bigay.
After the site inspection, the same DSWD Regional Office personnel went directly to the residence of identified recipients and conducted validation visits in all the 21 Barangays of the Municipality. (picture&text by RMV).