Cordillera Administrative Region– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has come up with the Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan worth Php130,899,098.50 for Typhoon Lando affected families in the region.

DSWD-CAR Regional Director Janet P. Armas said that the plan will cater to around 192,901 individuals. “The recovery and rehabilitation plan includes Cash or Food for Work, Cash-for-Building Livelihood Assets or CBLA, and Sustainable Livelihood.”, Dir. Armas added.

The said plan includes the provision of livelihood assistance such that majority of the affected families rely on their farms which are damaged during the typhoon.

“Our goal is to help the affected families get back on their feet especially those who belong to the list of Listahanan identified poor.”, Dir. Armas shared.

Also part of the plan is to increase the capacity and awareness of Government offices on their responsibilities as responder to disasters.

“It is very important that as responders, we are knowledgeable and skilled in responding to disasters. It is better that we come prepared rather than being reactive on what might happen”, Dir. Armas added.

Around 21,649 family food packs are available in the Field Office while 1,350 family packs are in Ifugao, 257 family packs in Kalinga, 2,361 family packs in Apayao. There are also 1,696 family packs prepositioned in Abra, 3,000 family packs in Benguet, and 2,020 in Mountain Province.

As of 4 November 2015, a total of Php 12,809,307.28 worth of assistance has already been provided by DSWD. 51,843 family food packs, 532 blankets, 282 malongs and 278 mosquito nets have been distributed. #DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva

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