Uniformed men from Bureau of Fire Protection and Philippine National Police join the repacking at the Regional Warehouse in Bauang, La Union.

DSWD’s family food packs (FFPs) distributed to Typhoon Lando victims have a total amount of Php 6.1 million and still increasing.

Joint forces of volunteers, uniformed men, and DSWD staff report at warehouses in Urayong, Bauang, La Union and Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan for simultaneous repacking activities.

Continuous monitoring and coordination on hauling and distribution of FFPs were led by Director Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo and Disaster Management Focal Maricel Caleja with the Local Social Welfare and Development Officers and Local Chief Executives.

Likewise, early recovery assessment and validation will be conducted by Engr. Honesto Pardo of DSWD-Central Office on 24 October 2015  in hard hit areas of Pangasinan such as Alaminos City, Mabini, Bani, and Agno.

This assessment will serve as basis in the formulation of Early Recovery Program and Rehabilitation Plan for Emergency Shelter Assistance for families with totally and / or partially damaged houses.

DSWD recorded 57,299 damaged houses in Region 1 wherein 52,225 damaged houses are situated in the most affected Province of Pangasinan, with 9,737 totally and 42,488 partially damaged houses. (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Officer II)