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Secretary Judy Taguiwalo inspects DSWD Family Tents in Balo-i

DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo, with FO 10 Regional Director Nestor Ramos inspects the installed family tents for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) housed in Barangay Landa, Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Secretary Taguiwalo also had a meeting with the DSWD Field Office X workers earlier at the Disaster Relief Operations Center in Iligan City. Photos by Jamila Taha, DSWD-10

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Disaster Relief Assistance Update (6/29/17, 12NN)


Date of incident: May 23, 2017
Type of incident: Armed conflict
Location: Marawi City

The total number of IDPs served in the Region increases to 33,723 families or 157,342 persons. There are currently 38 evacuation centers in region 10 housing 2,445 families or 11,116 persons. The number of home-based families total to 31,278 or 146,226 persons.

The number of Evacuation Centers (ECs) in Region 10 is as follows: Iligan City – 5; Balo-i – 11; Pantar – 1; Pantao Ragat – 20; Cagayan de Oro City – 1.

For the whole province of Lanao del Norte including Iligan City, the total number of IDP families served increases to 28,799 or 137,351 persons. The number of families inside evacuation centers served, including Iligan City, is 2,441 or 11,100 persons. Home-based Families served in Lanao del Norte, including Iligan City, is 26,358 or 126,251.

For Iligan City alone, the number of IDP families served is 15,474 or 75,545 persons. There are 771 families sheltered in evacuation centers served or 3,768 persons, while the number of home-based IDP families served is 14,703 or 71,777 persons.

Five Evacuation Centers are still operational in Iligan City namely: Buru-un School of Fisheries, Buru-un Gym, Tibanga Gym, Bayanihan Gym, and Ma. Cristina Gym.

In Misamis Oriental, the number of IDP families served is 4,406 or 17,955 persons; four (4) families or 16 persons staying in the lone evacuation Center situated in Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City are served. The number of home-based IDP families is 4,402 or 17,939 persons.

In Bukidnon, the number of IDP families served remain at 423 families or 1,561 persons who are all home-based or staying with their relatives in the municipalities of Kalilangan, Lantapan, Pangantucan, San Fernando and the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia.

In Misamis Occidental, the number of IDP families served remain at 95 families or 475 persons who are all home-based temporarily residing in four barangays of Ozamiz City namely: Brgy. Maningcol, Brgy. Tinago, Brgy. San Antonio, and Brgy. Gango.

Total cost of assistance extended to IDPs amounts to P70,008,411.00 of which P67,397,339.00 is extended by DSWD. Breakdown of Cost assistance is P51,374,630.00 for Family Food Packs and P16,022,710.00 for non-food assistance.

The Province of Lanao del Norte provided P1,852,443.00 for IDPs and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) also provided a total of P758,629.00 as recorded.

The DSWD addresses the concern of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) housed in evacuation centers in Balo-i, Pantar and Pantao Ragat, the DSWD Field Office 10 is currently installing the 239 DSWD Family Tents to serve as temporary shelters for the IDPs. The Family Tents can house 1 family per tent.

Mayor Joselito E. Miquiabas of Bacolod, Lanao del Norte agreed to house the 1,225 Family Tents at the Bacolod LGU for storage until it will be scheduled for installation in the 3 municipalities mentioned. DSWD FO X storage hub in Linamon, Lanao del Norte also has 400 Family Tents ready for installation to the different areas.

For IDPs with missing relatives or friends, they are advised to coordinate with the Office of Civil Defense in their respective areas. The Office of Civil Defense is the primary agency for coordination with regards to missing persons and other related concerns.

For IDPs in evacuation centers who wish to avail of transportation assistance or the Balik Probinsiya Program, they may ask the Camp Managers for referral letter to be submitted to social workers assigned at the Operations Center, who will assess them if they are qualified or not based on their Disaster Assistance Family Access Card (DAFAC) and Barangay Certification.

To date, a total of P106,779.00 is already released to 60 IDP family beneficiaries as transportation assistance for those who went home to their respective provinces.

IDPs can avail of both food and non –food assistance upon the endorsement from the Local Government Units through the Municipal City Social Welfare and Development Officers in the areas where they are temporarily residing for home-based IDPs and camp managers for IDPs living inside the evacuation camps.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office X facilitates the on-going distribution of the P1,000.00 food assistance for Ramadan to all validated IDPs. To date, there are 25,026 validated IDP families throughout Region 10 (Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental) qualified for the said assistance – 75% have already received the assistance or 18,843 IDP families, which totals to P18,843,000.00. DSWD Field Office X is currently continuing the assistance pay-out for IDPs.

As of yesterday, June 28, 2017, burial assistance was extended to 18 families who lost their families during the conflict in Marawi. The DSWD is currently arranging an agreement with Capin Funeral Homes to accommodate the bereaved.

DSWD-X has been continuously joining the Regional Coordination Command Center meeting along with the Office of Civil Defense, DSWD-ARMM, DOH and other agencies for regular updating, resolution of issues and point of collaboration pertaining to the disaster operation.

Infographics on Marawi Clash Disaster Response Update June 29, 2017 12NN

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