In response to relief augmentation request from various Local Government Units due to monsoon rains and effect of Tropical Storm ‘Maring’, DSWD Field Office 1 has released 500 family food packs to Sugpon and 2,000 packs to Sta. Maria in Ilocos Sur. Likewise, in Pangasinan, 500 family food packs for Bugallon; 1,000 family packs for Mangatarem; 1,000 for Aguilar; and 100 for San Fabian, with a total amount of Php 1,414,434.00.
Each family food pack is composed of 3 kilos of rice, 6 canned goods, 6 pouches of noodles and 6 pouches of 3-in1 coffee. This family food pack will respond to the immediate basic food needs of families affected while their regular activities are still dysfunctional.
The DSWD in partnership with PNP and Philippine Navy transported these family food packs to the said Local Government Units.
Likewise, the Quick Action Response Team (QUART) composed of DSWD staff is still activated for disaster monitoring of reports and repacking of family food packs done at DSWD Field Office 1 and Regional Warehouse in Urayong, Bauang, La Union, respectively.
Likewise, the Social Welfare and Development Action Team in all provinces are on alert in providing technical assistance to LGU- Social Welfare Officers in the affected areas.
DSWD Field Office 1 remains on red alert until all relief augmentation requests coming from the Local Government Units are responded. (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Officer II)