DSWD relief assistance to disaster survivors reaches P10M
The amount of relief assistance released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office triples in just three days reaching to P10 million, covering the six provinces in Western Visayas.
As of 6a.m (November 13), records of the DSWD show that 38,491 family packs amounting to P10,046,407 were already given to the provinces of Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.
Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre assured assistance to typhoon affected families in the entire region though the number of affected families continues to increase.
Director Macapobre along with with Iloilo Lone District Rep. Jerry Trenas, Capiz 1st District Rep. Antonio Del Rosario, and Negros Occidental 3rd District Rep. Alfredo Benitez conducted an aerial survey on Tuesday to assess the extent of damage caused by Typhoon “Yolanda.”
Through the aerial survey, national government agencies would also be able to determine the needs of affected families and provide them with proper aid to enable them to recover from their present condition.
Of the six provinces of the region, Iloilo received the highest augmentation in form of relief goods amounting to P5.4 million; Capiz, P1.6 million; Aklan, P1.3 million; Antique, P792,130; Negros Occidental, P547,056; and Guimaras, P214,542.
As of November 13, there are already 430 volunteers who helped in the repacking of relief goods for distribution to typhoon affected areas in the entire region. While, there are 195 volunteers who facilitated the hauling of relief good at the DSWD compound to be delivered to the different affected provinces. (DSWD FO6 Social Marketing Unit)