DSWD to use DAFAC system to ensure equal food distribution to 'Yolanda' affected provinces

February 27, 2014 9:47 am 

MANILA, Feb. 26 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will utilize Disaster Assistance and Family Access Card (DAFAC) system to ensure that food distribution is equally distributed to typhoon "Yolanda"-affected provinces in Eastern Visayas.

According to DSWD-Field Office VIII Director Nestor Ramos and Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Operations Office (DRRROO) Director Resty Macuto, DAFAC aims to validate the status of the affected families and will serve as reference for the provision of additional and appropriate interventions.

Director Ramos said it was also agreed upon that relief goods will be turned over to the City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices (C/MSWDO) based on the number of packs that they will request.

The C/MSWDO then will escort the goods to the area and will lead the distribution together with village official.

Ramos said that they recently met with the leaders of the two people’s organizations, People’s Surge and Alliance of Yolanda Victims in Tacloban (ABBAT), who were seeking clarifications on the ongoing relief and rehabilitation works for Typhoon "Yolanda" victims in Eastern Visayas.

He added that he explained to the group the relief processes from food allocation down to food distribution.

It was also agreed that photocopied DAFAC are accepted as long as these are validated by the C/MSWDO.

Mark Simbajon, a leader ABBAT, agreed to help in the conduct of monitoring and providing feedback on areas that have not been given relief assistance.

Meanwhile, Dir. Macuto said that around P262 million was allocated by the DSWD to fund cash-for-work in 34 municipalities.

He added that other proposals amounting to P157,390,840 for 14 municipalities is being processed. (PNA)



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