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DSWD Relief Operations Update (June 11, 4PM)

Marawi Clash Incident Briefer (As of 4:00 PM June 11, 2017)

Date of incident: May 23, 2017

Type of incident: Armed conflict

Location: Marawi City

The DSWD Field Office 10 Disaster Operation Center in Iligan City continuously monitors the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) coming from Marawi City.

The status of IDPs has increased to 21,876 families or 99,985 persons of which 1,916 families or 8,735 persons are inside evacuation centers while 19,960 families or 91,250 persons are home-based IDPs. . Lanao del Norte currently hosts 33 evacuation centers with Iligan City continuously hosting the most number, with 823 families or 3,677 persons in its five evacuation centers, followed by the municipality of Baloi hosting 692 families or 3,209 persons in seven evacuations centers, Pantao Ragat with 295 families or 1,405 in 20 evacuation and Pantar with 104 families or 432 persons in one evacuation centers.

Furthermore, Cagayan de Oro City still holds evacuation center in Brgy. Indahag hosting two families composed of 12 persons.

The Home-based IDPs in Region 10 have increased to 19,960 families of which Iligan City has 8,433 families, Baloi with 3,506 families, Bacolod with 243 families, SND with 572 families, Tangcal with 105 families, Matungao with 850 families, Pantar with 1,268 families, Magsaysay with 56 families, Maigo with 94 families, Tubod with 102 families, Sapad with 160 families, Kolambugan with 234 families, Kapatagan with 36 families, Linamon with 125 families, Tagoloan with 325 families, Lala with 25 families, Salvador with 38 families, Poona Piagapo with 508 families, Munai with 229 families, Pantao Ragat 968 families, Baroy with 3 families, and Kauswagan with 301 families.

The validated home-based IDPs in Cagayan de Oro have increased to 1,119 families. There are currently 8 families in Kinoguitan, 24 families in Alubijid, 485 families in Opol, and 35 families in Laguindingan. Manticao, Misamis Oriental has 6 home-based IDPs who are all intern students from Marawi City with no family members with them.

And lastly, Bukidnon has recently reported 107 displaced families in the municipality of Kalilangan and about 24 families went to the DSWD provincial office in Bukidnon to register as IDPs from Marawi City, Valencia City with 25 families, Malaybalay City with 60 families, ,and Lantapan with 6 families.

The Field Office 10 has already provided a total cost of assistance amounting to Php21,015,202.00 of which Php6,149,036.00 worth of Non-food items and family food packs worth Php 14,976,430.00. While Local Government Units of Iligan City and Lanao del Norte has extended a total assistance worth Php 1,852,442.90. Some Non-government agencies have also extended Php 15,000.00.

The office is currently providing transportation allowance to evacuation center-based IDPs who wish to go home to their provinces.

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food and non-food relief items in Brgy Tingintingin, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte. The DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS PAMANA Peace Center in the area also served as a safe haven for the IDPs. Photo Courtesy of Binladin Tiolo, Area Coordinator for KC-NCDDP in Kauswagan, LDN

The DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS Evacuation Center in Inudaran, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte serves as a temporary safe haven of evacuees from Marawi City. Photo courtesy of Binladin Tiolo, Area Coordinator for KC-NCDDP in Kauswagan, LDN

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food and non-food relief items in Brgy Tingintingin, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte. The DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS PAMANA Peace Center in the area also served as a safe haven for the IDPs. Photo Courtesy of Binladin Tiolo, Area Coordinator for KC-NCDDP in Kauswagan, LDN

The DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS Evacuation Center in Brgy Delabayan, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte also houses IDPs from Marawi City. Photo courtesy of Binladin Tiolo, Area Coordinator for KC-NCDDP in Kauswagan, LDN




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DSWD clarifies food assistance for affected families of Marawi Siege

After the pronouncement of Secretary Judy Taguiwalo of the Department of Social Welfare and Development that food assistance in the form of cash will be provided to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were affected in the Marawi Siege, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region X clarifies that the said assistance is yet to be distributed since the field office is still waiting for the downloading of funds from its Central Office and the guidelines on how to manage the releasing of funds to its beneficiaries.

“We have already submitted our proposal to our Central Office in Manila, and we are also waiting for the guidelines that we will follow so that there will be a smoother distribution of the government resources to its intended beneficiaries,” Nestor Ramos, DSWD-X Regional Director, says. “Once we receive the funds and the guidelines, we will immediately start our cash distribution to them.”

DSWD will also be coming up with strategies to resolve issues on duplication of names of IDPs under its profiling and matching systems to avoid over-distribution of food packs per family.

“We want to make sure that all affected families are able to receive DSWD family food packs and non-food items, that is why we need to be fair and thorough in ensuring that all our resources are equally distributed to all the affected families,” Ramos says.

Currently, the DSWD has released relief goods with a total cost of P21,050,202 to the internally displaced persons staying in 33 evacuation centers in Northern Mindanao and those who are living in home-based areas across Iligan City and identified municipalities in Lanao del Norte, municipalities in Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon, and Cagayan de Oro City.

As of this writing, there are now 1,916 internally displaced families staying in evacuation centers and 19,836 families staying with friends and relatives residing in the region.


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