DSWD allocates additional P5M for families displaced in Zamboanga Sibugay clash

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 28 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Juliano-Soliman said that the agency will be releasing an additional P5 million to help families displaced by the ongoing fighting between government forces and rogue elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Zamboanga Sibugay.

The money, which was personally handed by Soliman to DSWD Region IX staff, will be use to purchase relief supplies and other emergency disaster relief operations requirements.

The DSWD chief also said that the repacking of food packs is on-going. Each family food pack contains three kilos of rice, three tins of sardines and three tins corned beef and milk

Initially, some P1,033,600 worth of relief assistance, consisting of family food packs and other relief goods coming from the combined resources of DWD FO-IX (P538,500) and local government units (P495,100), were provided to the displaced families.

At least 1,899 families are presently being served by the DSWD in Zamboanga Sibugay. (PNA)

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