Cordillera Administrative Region- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)  here has provided assistance to some 609 families composed of 2,183 individuals due to the heavy rains brought about by TY Quiel which resulted to flooding in Apayao and in some areas is Luzon.

This is as of 7PM of 9 November 2019.

The families assisted were all from the Province of Apayao. Most of the assisted were from Flora town with 210 families composed of 724 individuals, followed by Sta. Marcela with 176 families composed of 642 individuals, Luna with 107 families composed of 339 individuals, Pudtol with 60 families with 237 individuals, Kabugao with 49 families composed of 175 individuals and Conner with 16 families composed of 66 individuals. 

A total of 700 food packs were already provided by the DSWD. Of these, 300 were allocated to Sta Marcela, 200 to Flora, 100 each for Luna and Pudtol. 155 boxes of ready to eat food and 300 sleeping kits were also provided. 

The assistance provided were family food packs, ready to eat food and sleeping kits amounting to around PhP 356,346.50. 

Meanwhile the local government unit (LGU) of Apayao has also provided assistance amounting to PhP 661,816.00.

“Through our Social Welfare and Development Office in Apayao, we are closely working with our LGU counterparts to ensure that we are able to provide the necessary augmentation to serve the affected families. We will continue to do so until the necessary.” OIC DSWD-CAR Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla said. 

A total of 663 families composed of 2,365 individuals have been affected and are being monitored by the DSWD and the LGUs. #DSWD-CAR, NERIZZA FAYE G. VILLANUEVA 

*This is a developing story. Updates will be done as necessary.

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