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DSWD sends relief augmentation support to Cagayan, Quirino

In continuation of the efforts to assist families and individuals affected by Typhoon Ulysses in the Cagayan Valley, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has sent augmentation support to local government units in the region.

Earlier today, DSWD, through its Field Office (FO) II, sent Family Food Packs (FFPs) amounting to more than P4 million to affected towns in the said region.

In Cagayan, among the areas which received initial aid include Sta. Teresita with 807 FFPs, Sta. Paxedes which received 369 FFPs, Solana with 2,000 FFPs, and Tuguegarao City with 5,000 FFPs.

Meanwhile, in Quirino province, the towns of Aglipay, Cabarroguis, Diffun, Nagtipunan, and Saguday received 200 FFPs each, while the municipality of Maddela was provided 300 FFPs.

To augment the resources of the FO, DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) is sending additional 10,000 food packs, 2,000 hygiene kits, and 2,000 sleeping kits to the region.

DSWD Field Office II Director Fernando De Villa is consistently coordinating with local chief executives in all affected municipalities to ensure that all the needs of affected families will be immediately addressed.

The Department, as lead agency in the Food and Non-Food Item (FNFI) Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ensures the sufficiency of food and non-food items that can be augmented to local governments in the event of a calamity or disaster. ###

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DSWD extends more relief aid to LGUs affected by Typhoon Ulysses

Volunteers help repack relief goods at DSWD National Resource Operations Center in Chapel Road, Pasay City using the Department’s mechanized production system. The relief goods will be delivered to areas severely affected by ‘Ulysses’. 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide augmentation support to local government units (LGUs) that have been severely affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

As of today, a total of ₱13,831,226.75 worth of assistance has already been provided by DSWD to the affected LGUs.

On November 13, DSWD Field Office (FO) CALABARZON hauled 1,000 family food packs (FFPs) for the cities of Sta Rosa and San Pedro in Laguna. Some 550 sacks of NFA rice from NFA Provincial Office in General Trias, Cavite have also been delivered to the FO’s warehouse in Dasmariñas. The rice will be repacked and will form part of the FFPs which will be distributed to more affected families in the region.

A total of 12,000 food packs have also been allocated by FO CALABARZON to five municipalities in Polillo Island in the Quezon province. The food packs will be hauled from the FO’s Cavite Warehouse and will be ferried on Monday to the affected municipalities with the help of the Philippine Coast Guard. The FO has also allocated food packs for the rest of the affected municipalities in Quezon.

In addition, FO CALABARZON also provided additional FFPs to the Municipality of Siniloan in Laguna. The food packs were distributed to the affected residents at Barangays Kapatalan and Wawa on November 13 by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office.

In Cagayan Valley, DSWD FO II also facilitated the hauling of 1,300 FFPs in the province of Quirino for distribution to the municipalities in the region.

The Field Office also delivered today 5,000 FFPs as initial assistance to Tuguegarao City and extended 2,000 food packs as initial aid to Solana, Cagayan.

To augment the resources of the FO, DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) will send additional 10,000 food packs, 2,000 hygiene kits, and 2,000 sleeping kits to the region.

Meanwhile, DSWD FO I, with the help of Philippine National Police Regional Office I, hauled 1,540 FFPs to the FO’s satellite warehouses in Batac, Ilocos Norte; 2,000 food packs to Bantay, Ilocos Sur; and 700 FFPs to Urdaneta City, Pangasinan which will be provided as augmentation support to the affected LGUs in the region.

In the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the DSWD FO in the region has provided 244 food packs and 69 family kits to affected families in Pinukpuk, Kalinga and 206 food packs to Luna, Apayao.

DSWD Field Offices continue to conduct repacking activities of FFPs to replenish their relief resources and to ensure the continuous provision of aid to the affected families.

Aside from extending augmentation support, the Department as chair of the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council,  also continues to assist LGUs in managing evacuation centers. To ensure the safety and welfare of women and children-evacuees, DSWD Field Offices also provide technical assistance in the establishment of child- and women-friendly spaces in the evacuation centers.

Based on latest report, some 80,098 families or 303,055 persons are still taking temporary shelter in 2,980 evacuation centers in Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, V, CAR, and National Capital Region.

DSWD continues to coordinate closely with concerned LGUs to assist them in responding to the needs of the affected families.

Help from volunteers

To help DSWD respond swiftly to the food needs of the affected families, various groups and organizations had volunteered to help repack relief goods at NROC in Chapel Road, Pasay City.

Today, some 39 volunteers from Barangay 178, Pasay City led by Air Force Reservist Major Richard Rivera are helping DSWD personnel prepare food packs that will be distributed to families who have been affected by the typhoon.

The volunteers helped produce 5,000 FFPs which will be delivered to Cagayan Valley today.

“DSWD has a mechanized production system which streamlines and automates the production of our FFPs. However, since we need to continuously respond to the needs of LGUs affected by the series of typhoons that recently struck the country, we have to augment the production of our relief resources through manual repacking. Our volunteers greatly contribute in ensuring that we can quickly and efficiently provide relief aid to our affected LGUs,” DSWD National Resource and Logistics Management Bureau (NRLMB) Director Emmanuel P. Privado said.

The Department, as lead agency in the Food and Non-Food Item Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ensures the sufficiency of food and non-food items that can be augmented to local governments in the event of a calamity or disaster. ###

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DSWD provides more than P25.6M worth of aid to LGUs hit by Typhoon Ulysses

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already provided more than P25.6 million worth of aid to families affected by Typhoon Ulysses in Regions I, II, III, V, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and the National Capital Region (NCR).

Most of the assistance went to Bicol Region with more than P14.8 million to aid the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur.

The Department continues to send augmentation assistance to Ulysses-hit LGUs to help them address the needs of their constituents.

In Cagayan Province, DSWD FO II provided 2,757 Family Food Packs (FFPs) to displaced residents in Barangay Libag Sur and Barangay Linao, both in Tuguegarao

Earlier today, members of DSWD-FO II disaster team joined President Rodrigo Duterte in the distribution of more than 1,000 FFPs in Iraga, Solana, Cagayan. The President
assured that there is enough relief supplies emphasizing that DSWD is prepared with its prepositioned goods even before a disaster strikes.

To further augment the resources of DSWD FO II, DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) sent earlier today 300 FFPs via C142 to the region. An additional 5,000 FFPs are also in transit and expected to arrive tomorrow in the area.

In the National Capital Region (NCR), DSWD-FO NCR sent 5,000 FFPs as resource augmentation to the city of Marikina.

Likewise, in an effort to help FOs in Luzon with their disaster response, DSWD-FO VI is sending 20,000 FFPs to Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon.

Meanwhile, DSWD, through NROC and its various FOs, continues with its repacking activities to ensure the availability of food and non-food items and maintain the needed
level of stockpiles for distribution to the affected population.

For today, NROC has a stockpile of 8,000 FFPs ready to be distributed to the different FOs.

The Department, as lead agency in the Food and Non-Food Item (FNFI) Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council ensures the sufficiency of
food and non-food items that can be augmented to local governments in the event of a calamity or disaster. ###

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