DSWD preps relief in ‘Ineng’-hit LGUs

As Typhoon Ineng continues to hover in the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the Field Offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in  regions under storm signals have prepositioned relief goods to local government units.

In Region I,  a total of 29,000 family food packs are available as stockpile whereas 24,000 food packs are prepositioned in its various satellite warehouses around the region.  Volunteers continue to help in the repacking of goods at the Field Office.

In Region II which is being heavily battered by ‘Ineng’, the DSWD-Field Office has prepositioned  a total of 43,990 food packs  in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, and Nueva Viscaya.

Prepositioned goods in Batanes, which is under signal number 2, are 340 sacks of NFA rice and 336 boxes of canned goods.

As of 12 noon today, a total of 135 families or 421 persons from three barangays in Batanes and five villages in Cagayan are staying in evacuation centers managed by LGUs.

In CAR, 6,591 food packs have been prepositioned in various provinces.

DSWD disaster teams continue to be on alert to provide resource augmentation and assistance in disaster operations, when necessary.

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