The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to augment the resources of Local Government Units (LGUs) affected by heavy rains and flooding brought about by ‘Habagat.’
To date, the Department has provided a total of P3,347,378 worth of relief assistance to affected families. The DSWD has also prepositioned 417,704 family food packs at the regional offices ready for distribution by the LGUs.
In addition, the Department has P50,025,129.69 standby funds as well as food and non-food items amounting to P474,800,041.21 located in all regions and at the National Resource and Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City.
Based on the 10 am July 14 report, 28,317 families or 139,613 persons were affected in 153 barangays, where 43 families or 166 persons are still inside six evacuation centers in the provinces of Bataan and Bulacan in Central Luzon, Batangas in Calabarzon, and Benguet in CAR.
The DSWD disaster teams are on alert and continuously monitoring the situations in the different regions affected by ‘Habagat’.
To date, DSWD is also closely coordinating with the LGUs in assessing other needs of affected families.