DSWD disaster teams continue to monitor critical areas in Central Luzon, areas in TD 'Ramon' path with enough relief stockpile

October 11, 2011 10:58 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) teams continue to monitor municipalities still under water, such as Calumpit and Malolos in Bulacan; San Simon in Pampanga; and La Paz, Paniqui and Moncada in Tarlac.

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that members of SWAD teams and Quick Response Teams (QRTs) in the various provinces in Central Luzon continuously assist the Municipal Social Welfare Development Offices (MSWDOs) and United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP) staff in the on-going distribution of relief goods, including the high energy biscuits from UN-WFP.

The SWAD teams also conduct rapid needs assessment in the affected LGUs, Soliman said.

In DSWD-Field Office 2, donation and inquiry desks remain operational manned by Bilis Aksyon Desk worker. Likewise, the DSWD chief said consolidation of the result of the rapid needs assessment are being done by the field office staff to determine the type of rehabilitation plans to be implemented.

In Region 3, six portalets were delivered to the affected families in Moncada, Tarlac, out of the 86 portalets donated by the Lina Group of Companies, Secretary Soliman added.

As of October 11 6 a.m., DSWD has provided P39.2 million for victims of Typhoon "Pedring" and P19.3 million for victims of Typhoon "Quiel."

Meanwhile, Soliman said DSWD field offices along the path of Tropical Depression "Ramon" assured that they have enough stockpile of relief commodities ready for augmentation assistance to local government units (LGUs) as necessary.

She said DSWD Caraga has ready stockpile of 2,000 family packs, DSWD Field Office 6 has stockpile of 2,000 family packs, and DSWD Field Office 8 has ready 1,000 family packs.

The province of Bohol and Camotes Island in Cebu is now under Signal No. 1, DSWD SWAD teams are now on alert to monitor hazard-prone areas, especially along coastal areas. DSWD Field Office VII has ready 3,000 family packs. (PNA) FFC/DSWD/mec


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