DSWD ready to provide relief goods

Published July 17, 2018, 10:08 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is ready to provide relief assistance to families and individuals in various parts of Luzon who have been affected by intermittent heavy monsoon rains.

DSWD’s field offices in National Capital Region, Central Luzon and Mimaropa have alerted their quick response teams and provincial/municipal action teams to assist local government units (LGUs) in responding to the affected families.

Adequate food and non-food items have also been prepositioned by the concerned field offices to the affected cities and municipalities, ready for distribution as augmentation support to the LGUs if the need arises, to ensure immediate delivery of services to the affected population.

As of the latest report of the DSWD Disaster Response and Management Bureau, 2,300 families or 7,476 persons are affected by the effects of ‘habagat’ in 13 barangays in Central and Southern Luzon.

Some 64 families or 174 persons are currently staying in four evacuation centers in the regions, while 2,217 families or 7,233 persons are staying with their relatives and friends in Central Luzon.