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DSWD-10 Disaster Response Update (as of July 12)

Marawi Clash Incident Briefer (As of 12 PM July 12, 2017)

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

DSWD FO X Disaster Response Update as of July 12, 12PM

The total number of IDPs served in the region decreases to 45,958 families or 198,062 persons. There are currently 35 evacuation centers in region 10 housing 2,830 families or 13,267 persons. The number of home-based families total to 43,128 or 184,795 persons.

The number of Evacuation Centers (ECs) in Region 10 is as follows: Iligan City – 5; Balo-i – 11; Pantar – 1; Pantao Ragat – 17; Cagayan de Oro City – 1.

For the whole province of Lanao del Norte including Iligan City, the total number of IDP families served decreases to 39,580 or 174,940 persons. The number of families inside evacuation centers served, including Iligan City, is 2,826 or 13,251 persons. Home-based Families served in Lanao del Norte, including Iligan City, is 36,754 or 161,689.

For Iligan City alone, the number of IDP families served is 20,980 or 88,758 persons. There are 793 families sheltered in evacuation centers served or 3,786 persons, while the number of home-based IDP families served is 20,187 or 84,972 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 5,555 or 19,828 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 5,551 or 19,812 persons.

In Bukidnon, the number of IDP families served remain at 662 families or 2,533 persons who are all home-based or staying with their relatives in the municipalities of Kalilangan, Lantapan, Pangantucan, San Fernando, Baungon, Maramag and the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia.

In Misamis Occidental, the number of IDP families served remain at 161 families or 761 persons who are all home-based temporarily residing in barangays of Ozamiz City and Oroquieta City.

Total cost of assistance extended to IDPs amounts to P97,895,323.00 of which P93,271,862.00 is extended by DSWD. Breakdown of Cost assistance is P69,530,696.00 for Family Food Packs and P23,741,166.00 for non-food assistance.

Local government units provided P1,997,668.00 for IDPs and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) also provided a total of P2,640,794.00 as recorded.

To date, a total of P115,479.00 is already released to 65 IDP family beneficiaries as transportation assistance for those who went home to their respective provinces.

Vice Mayor Alicqzaman C. Mangata of Taraka town, Lanao del Sur, along with his town’s Municipal Risk Reduction Management Officer, Alnair Comadug; municipal council members; and the 43 barangay captains visited the five evacuation centers in Iligan City to look for their residents and former residents of the town who have settled in Marawi City before the armed conflict erupted.

They announced that they welcome residents and former residents of the municipality to consider residing anew to their locality. Vice Mayor Mangata said the LGU will shoulder the transportation, food, and lodging of its residents who want to go home to his town. The LGU assured DSWD that it will supply the needs of the returning residents for free.

Mangata explained that this measure will help DSWD in decongesting the evacuation centers. He added that home-based internally displaced persons are also invited to go back to their town. Should evacuees, both home-based and living inside evacuation centers, wished to go home, they shall inform DSWD through their camp managers or DSWD Field Office 10 Operation Center at 542 Pala-o, Iligan City.

DSWD Field Office 10 Regional Director Nestor Briones Ramos lauds the initiative of the local officials. Ramos said the move would be of great help to DSWD in reconciling the displaced families to their relatives in their homeland.

DSWD Field Offices 9, 10, and Caraga sent camp managers to replace the camp managers of DSWD ARMM who were reportedly withdrawn from their posts in the evacuation centers of Iligan City, Baloi, and Pantar.

Based on Joint Statement issued by DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, DSWD-ARMM Secretary Haroun Al-Rashid A. Lucman, and Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra, July 5, 2017 will be the last day of registration for all IDPs. The food and financial assistance of P5,000 will be given to the IDPs upon their return to their communities in Marawi City.


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