The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1) distributed a total amount of PHP510,000.00 financial assistance to 102 of the 126 families who are victims of a fire incident that recently razed Arellano Bani, Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

DSWD FO1 employees while interviewing a  fire victim from Arellano Bani, Dagupan City, Pangasinan

Each family received three family food packs, sleeping kit, kitchen kit, and family kit  to support their daily needs amounting to a total of Php 762,405.80. The 24 families did not stay at the Evacuation Center and sought refuge from relatives nearby.

The City Government of Dagupan provided relief assistance to these fire victims on 30 March 2021, the day the fire happened. The support of DSWD Field Office 1 was immediately provided through the Crisis Intervention Section and the Disaster Response Management Division.

The DSWD Field Office 1 provides augmentation support to requesting Local Government Units to assist individuals in crisis situations and  / or affected by disaster or calamity. ### (Henry J. Juyno, Information Officer I)