Cordillera Administrative Region– Emergency shelters from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are already ready for occupation. The said shelters were set up in coordination with the Benguet local government unit (LGU),Philippine National Police and Philippine Army volunteers.
As of 26 September 2018, there are 53 tents set up in Wangal Gymnasium in La Trinidad, Benguet. Additional 1,000 tents will also be set up in the following days.
“We are in constant communication and partnership with our local government unit to ensure that necessary preparations are done before any effects of the typhoon are felt in the region”, Director Armas said.
“Though we still have goods, we would like to ask our donors to provide fresh produce which we can prepare for the evacuees. The evacuees also need water containers like drums and jerry cans”, Director Armas added.
“In behalf of DSWD and all its clients, we would like to express our sincerest thanks to all those who have exerted their effort to assist us. We would like to acknowledge the Diocese of Baguio who has helped us by providing financial support and some mats. We have so many donors that we may not specify who they are. But we pray that they will be blessed more”, Director Armas shared.
“As we are again faced with another challenge as another typhoon might hit our region, may we continue to work together for the communities in the Cordilleras. The DSWD-CAR is ready to provide help and assistance to our local government units and other stakeholders”, Director Armas added.
The public is also advised to keep track the possible evacuations to be opened due to the upcoming weather disturbances. Affected or concerned individuals may directly coordinate with their local government units or barangay officials. #DSWD-CAR, Social Marketing Unit, Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva