DSWD, LGUs assist families affected by ‘Carina’

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in coordination with the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Cagayan and Isabela in Region II, has provided a total of P953,800 worth of relief assistance to the families affected by Tropical Depression Carina in the said provinces.

Of this amount, P559,800.00 was provided by LGUs, P385,000.00 by DSWD, and P9,000 by other providers.

“Mahalaga ang maagap na pagtulong sa mga apektado ng bagyo. Hinihimok namin ang mga mamamayan na kaagad na i-report ang kanilang sitwasyon sa lokal na pamahalaan o sa aming mga field offices (It is important to immediately help those affected by the typhoon. We encourage the citizens to promptly report their situation to the local government unit or to our field offices),” DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said.

As of 5AM today, there is a total of 1,872 displaced families or 8,326 persons. Of which, 141 families or 463 persons are in 11 evacuation centers set up by the LGUs while 1,731 families or 7,863 persons are outside evacuation centers in Regions I and II.

Even as ‘Carina’ has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last night, DSWD disaster teams in the affected regions remain on alert to assist LGUs in the management of evacuation centers and in disaster relief operations.

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