DSWD assures enough relief to augment LGU resources in Habagat-hit areas

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to assist the local government units (LGUs) affected by the Habagat or the Southwest Monsoon.

As of August 11, 4PM, a total of 2,209 families or 10,025 persons from 18 barangays are affected where 566 families or 2,438 persons are inside three evacuation centers managed by LGUs of Negros Occidental, Bukidnon, and North Cotabato.

The LGU of Kidapawan in North Cotabato provided P86,895 worth of food items, such as 20 sacks of rice, 15 boxes of sardines, 20 boxes of noodles, 15 boxes of corned beef, ½ sack of sugar, ½ sack of mongo, and ½ sack of dilis to 373 families or 1,865 persons affected by floods in Barangay Ilomabis.

Likewise, the LGU of Sultan Kudarat distributed relief aid amounting to P63,750 to affected families.

As heavy rains continue triggering more flooding incidents in the three provinces, concerned DSWD-Field Offices assured that relief supplies are enough to cover all affected LGUs.

To date, DSWD-Field Offices VI, X, and XII have 75,181 family food packs prepositioned in their respective warehouses and ready to be delivered to LGUs when necessary.

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