Metro Manila evacuee-families rise to 8,000 — DSWD

Published November 12, 2020, 2:24 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The number of evacuee-families displaced by Typhoon “Ulysses” in Metro Manila has increased to more than 8,000, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday (Nov. 12).

Residents try to salvage their belongings after a flashflood at San Mateo, Rizal brought by typhoon Ulysses on Thursday.
(Photo by Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)

The DSWD Field Office National Capital Region (NCR) reported that as of 12 noon, Nov. 12, around 8,154 families or 33,168 persons are currently staying in 187 evacuation centers in 152 affected barangays in Metro Manila.

Majority of evacuee-families come from Marikina City, numbering to about 1, 517 or 7,544 persons. They are staying in 15 evacuation centers.

In terms of the number of evacuees, Marikina City is followed by Muntinlupa City with 1, 248 families or 4, 999 persons who are currently staying in 27 evacuation centers. Next to Muntinlupa City is Manila City with 1, 125 displaced families or 4, 607 persons.

In Quezon City, the DSWD logged around 909 evacuee-families or 3,600 persons in nine evacuation centers.

Apart from the four key cities, Navotas, Pasig, Valenzuela, and Taguig also recorded an increasing number of displaced families. The breakdown is as follows:Pasig, 817 families, 2, 642; Navotas, 770 families or 2, 974 persons; Valenzuela, 640 families or 2, 374 persons; and Taguig, 489 families or 1, 896 persons.

The DSWD said it is committed to continuously provide augmentation support to the affected local government units (LGUs) in the NCR. ###