TS Ineng 003As of 24 August 2015, DSWD Field Office I has released 10,899 family food packs worth Php 3.2 million to Local Government Units (LGUs) as augmentation assistance to victims of Typhoon Ineng in the Provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.

Currently, there are 31,773 families or 149,364 individuals affected by Typhoon Ineng with 828 individuals still at 12 Evacuation Centers. The typhoon also caused 9 casualties (4 injured, 1 bitten by snake, 2 missing, 2 dead) and 316 damaged houses (38 totally and 278 partially damaged).

Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo led the relief operations in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD). The Quick Action Response Teams (QuARTs) of the Department continued the repacking and delivery of family food packs, monitoring, retrieval, and consolidation of disaster reports in coordination with the Regional, Provincial and City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (R/P/C/MDRRMC).

The delivery of family food packs is in partnership with the OCD, Philippine National Police and Philippine Navy for the use of their trucks.

OCD Director Melchito Castro and DSWD Director Castillo conducted an aerial inspection over coastal municipalities of Ilocos Sur. (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Officer II)