A total of P18.5 million worth of relief augmentation has been provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to local government units (LGUs) for distribution to families affected by the prevailing Southwest Monsoon or ‘Habagat’, as of 8 am today.
As of press time, there are still 702 families or 3,194 persons in 25 evacuation centers managed by LGUs in Regions I, III, IV-A, and in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), as rains continue in these areas causing widespread flooding.
Based on the latest weather bulletin, monsoon rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides may still be experienced by some provinces in Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, and Cordillera.
DSWD-QRTs in affected regions remain on alert and are continuously coordinating with the LGUs for the provision of resource augmentation and technical assistance.
Furthermore, the Department has 402,310 available family food packs at the National Resource and Operations Center (NROC) and in all regional offices ready for augmentation to the LGUs. DSWD also has P51.7 million standby funds ready for the purchase of emergency relief supplies when necessary.