The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has assured its readiness for the possible effects of Typhoon Glenda in the Region.
DSWD-CAR Regional Director Janet P. Armas said that the Field Office has already prepositioned around 11,400 family packs all around the region and additional 18,600 family packs are being purchased for stock piling with an increase in content from 3 kilos rice to 9 kilos, 4 tin cans of sardines to 6 tin cans, 2 tin cans of corned beef to 6 tin cans. The family packs will still contain 6 sachets of instant coffee and 6 packs of veggie noodles. From Php 500,000, the Field Office has also increased its Quick Response Fund (QRF) to Php 1 Million to ensure that there is available fund for augmentation during calamities and disasters.
Quick Action Response Teams (QUARTs) are also activated in all provinces in the Region to ensure proper monitoring and response to any situation concerning the said Typhoon.
“We have already instructed for the activation of our QUART not only in Baguio City but in all provinces in the region. We also encourage the LGUs to have their own family packs in the provinces and to ensure that these are sufficient for their people.” Director Armas added.
Director Armas also emphasized the need to increase the resiliency of the Cordillera people by preparing them for possible calamities and disasters through incorporating disaster preparedness activities in the Department’s programs like the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services – National Community Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP).
For questions or assistance, the public can reach the DSWD through 09491417232 or (074) 444-32-09. # DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT