Cordillera Administrative Region– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here continues its operations to ensure that typhoon (TY) Rosita- affected communities in the region will be provided appropriate interventions.

“We are continuously monitoring our communities here in the region through close coordination with our local government units. We are also looking into the correctness and consistency of the data in our reports since these will be our bases for accurate and efficient interventions for them”, DSWD-CAR OIC Regional Director Janet P. Armas said.

As of 10 AM on 30 October 2018, the DSWD has recorded 350 families that conducted preemptive evacuation. Of which, 92 are from the municipality of Bakun in Benguet, 13 from Dolores in Abra, 11 in Barlig, Mountain Province, 4 in Tabuk City, Kalinga and 230 from Itogon, Benguet.

“We have already provided 82 tents and 1,000 family food packs to Itogon, Benguet. Through the local government unit, we continue to monitor this area which has been greatly affected by TY Ompong in the past.” Director Armas said.

The DSWD-CAR has provided 890 tents to local government units that have identified areas that are highly susceptible to landslide and flooding.

Aside from the tents, DSWD-CAR will be releasing 12,100 additional family food packs to the different provinces in the region. Of this, Mountain Province and Ifugao will be provided with 1,800 family food packs each, 4,500 in Abra, 1,200 in Apayao and 2,800 in Benguet.

As of 29 October 2019, a total of Php 8,834,032.95 is available as DSWD-CAR’s stand-by funds.

Aside from the goods and funds, DSWD-CAR has also coordinated with its partners for possible volunteer work.

“We are in close coordination with various institutions just like the Bureau of Fire and Protection so that we have a pool of volunteers in case we will need them. We recognize the help and support that they give to us in our operations”, Director Armas said. #DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva

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