DSWD readies 140 truckloads of relief goods as typhoon ‘Santi’ approaches

October 28, 2009 11:38 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) disclosed that 140 trucks containing relief goods were deployed to areas that may be battered by typhoon “Santi” this coming weekend.

DSWD Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral said these are Northern, Central and Southern Luzon, and Bicol.

”We sent out 140 trucks of relief goods to areas hit by recent storms and those that may be hit by the coming storm,” she said.

Likewise, Cabral said trucks loaded with relief goods will be deployed to Ilocos, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera to continue ongoing relief work in these areas.

Relief items carried by the trucks include rice, canned goods, noodles, water, beddings, clothes and shoes.

Cabral assured that the government has enough relief goods, including donations generated by the United Nations World Food Programme for victims of typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng”. (PNA)

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