‘Habagat’ evacuees continue to receive aid

A total of ₱20,627,982.95 worth of relief assistance has been provided to ‘Habagat’ evacuees, as of today.

The amount came from the combined resources of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which provided ₱19,021,674.55 worth of relief augmentation to the local government units (LGUs), concerned LGUs extended  ₱1,600,823.40, while a number of non-government organizations provided ₱5,485.00 worth of disaster relief assistance.

To date, 11  evacuation centers are still open and being managed by LGUs serving 374 families or 1,738 persons. These are located in Regions I, III, IV-A and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

In Central Luzon, 4,850 families or 22,939 persons in 17 municipalities in five (5) provinces were flooded as a result of the heavy downpour.

The province of Nueva Ecija, the hardest hit province, has 3,436 families or 17,079 persons affected from Cabanatuan City and Zaragoza; Zambales with 1,076 families or 4,219 persons from six  municipalities; Pampanga with 311 families or 1,512 persons from seven municipalities; Bataan with 19 families or 86 persons from Dinalupihan; and Tarlac with eight (8) families or 41 persons from Paniqui.

To date, concerned LGUs in the affected municipalities in Pampanga and Zambales have already provided P236,359.00 worth of relief assistance to their affected constituents.

In Region I,  the LGU of Bani in Pangasinan has declared the town under state of calamity due to incessant rains that caused massive flooding.  DSWD-Field Office I has a total of 18,627 family food packs ready for distribution to affected towns in the region.

DSWD disaster teams in the affected regions continue to coordinate with LGUs for further relief augmentation when necessary.

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