The number of affected families by Typhoon “Bising” in Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Caraga has increased to over 59,000 or almost 230,000 persons, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday, April 21.
The DSWD’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) reported that as of 6 a.m., April 21, 59,098 families or 229,829 persons in the 944 barangays have been affected by Bising.
The report showed that 5,535 families or 21,648 persons opted to stay with their relatives and/or friends.
The DROMIC report said 1,020 houses were damaged by Bising, 82 of which were totally damaged and 938 were partially damaged.
So far, the DSWD, and the local government units (LGUs) have provided over P171,000 worth of assistance to the affected families.
The DSWD assured the public Monday, April 19, that its Field Offices have readied their quick response teams (QRTs) to assist the LGUs in the affected areas.