Typhoon Ompong victims receive relief supplies

(Photo by: DSWD SWAD Team – Eastern Pangasinan) Municipal Mayor Susan P. Casareno of Rosales, Pangasinan (in blue shirt beside the woman in red vest) has distributed a family food pack to Ms. Tessie Macaraeg (center, holding a family food pack)

Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1) has released a total amount of PhP14,601,751 of relief supplies for families in the municipalities and cities throughout Region 1 affected by Typhoon Ompong.

11,560 family food packs (FFPs) composed of 6 kilos of rice, 4 cans of sardines, 4 cans of corned beef, and 6 sachets of coffee were immediately distributed to affected families and individuals. Further, 6,796 non-food items comprised of sleeping kits, hygiene kits, and family kits were also distributed.

“Dakkel ti panagyaman mi ti DSWD datoy a tulong nga inted da” (We are very grateful to DSWD for the help they have given to us) shared by 65-year old Tessie Macaraeg from Brgy. Camangaan, Rosales, Pangasinan when she received the FFP.

Municipal Mayor Susan P. Casareno of Rosales, Pangasinan lauds DSWD FO 1 for the immediate delivery of 1,500 FFP augmentation in their municipality. Prior to the delivery of the said FFPs, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Rosales has quickly responded to the food and non-food requirements of the typhoon victims.

DSWD Field Office 1 Regional Warehouse maintains a standby stockpile of 30,000 FFPs for any disaster. Further, the 11 satellite warehouses in the Region ensures that the minimum stockpiles are readily available to accommodate the requests of all LGUs. Trading or resale of relief supplies that are intended for distribution to disaster victims is prohibited by Republic Act No. 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010. (by: Darwin T. Chan, PDO III)

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DSWD FO 1 continuously augments relief supplies to areas affected by Ompong

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) helps in the repacking of DSWD family food packs (FFPs) for augmentation to affected LGUs.

After the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, DSWD Field Office 1 (FO 1) continuously provides relief supply augmentation to affected families and individuals in various municipalities and cities throughout Region 1.

As of 18 September 2018, DSWD FO 1 has provided 11,560 family food packs amounting to PhP4,161,600.00 and 6,796 non-food items comprised of sleeping kits, hygiene kits, and family kits amounting to PhP10,440,151. In addition, local government units (LGUs) have extended a total assistance of PhP158,300.00 while non-government organizations (NGOs) augmented PhP1,950.00.

A total of 262,385 individuals or 62,647 families from 921 barangays of the four (4) provinces of the Region were affected by the typhoon. Likewise, 394 evacuation centers are currently catering to 49,864 individuals from 12,963 families in 88 cities / municipalities. According to official reports, due to landslide and flash floods, there were 87 totally and 1,947 partially-damaged houses.

Assistant Regional Director for Operations Marlene Febes D. Peralta shared that continuous manual repacking, with the support of community volunteers and other government agencies, is being conducted to facilitate all requests from the LGUs. She also emphasized that the DSWD family food packs should not be altered and must be directly given to affected families and individuals to address their immediate needs.

The Department, in coordination with other government offices, is simultaneously conducting rapid damage assessment and needs analysis (RDANA) to determine the type and extent of damages brought about by Typhoon Ompong, including its secondary threats, the critical needs of the affected population, and the local response capacities. (by: Darwin T. Chan, PDO III)

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