The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office in the National Capital Region (NCR) has provided a total of PHP119,198.35 worth of assistance to families affected by the heavy southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” rains.
In addition, 10,000 pieces of brown rice bars (energy bars) were delivered to the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) warehouse in Quezon City for distribution to the affected residents.
“The Central Office has yet to receive data on the total aid given to affected families in the other regions, but rest assured that DSWD field offices are continuing to provide assistance and coordinate with local government units for additional augmentation support,” DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo on Sunday.
Secretary Taguiwalo also reminded residents in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON (Region IV-A) and MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) to stay vigilant for possible effects of flooding and landslides due to incessant heavy rains.
She assured that continues responses to families affected by the onslaught of the heavy monsoon rains intensified by a low pressure area (LPA) will be done as they continue to coordinate with the overall situations on the ground.
In the latest bulletin of the DSWD Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC), 11,963 families or 55,737 persons have been displaced, of which 7,545 families or 36,422 persons are still inside 79 evacuation centers in Regions III, CALABARZON and the National Capital Region (NCR), while 3,885 families or 16,483 persons are outside evacuation centers. (PNA)