ABRA PROVINCE- As the year 2022 comes to a close, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Abra and neighboring areas on December 19, 2022 with Intensity V felt in the towns of Pilar and Lacub, Abra.

Based on Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office Cordillera Administrative Region’s Terminal Report there are no reported affected families or individuals from their Areas of Responsibilities.

There are also no reports regarding displaced families or individuals.

Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla said the DSWD Field Office – Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD Field Office CAR) is ready to augment and respond to the requests of Local Government Units (LGUs) within its area of responsibility (AOR) regarding the event with its available Food and Non-Food Items (NFIs).

As of Dec. 20, the DSWD FO-CAR regional and satellite warehouses has a stockpile of 57, 742 family food packs (FFPs) amounting to ₱ 39, 679, 348. 61 and 28, 031 Non-Food Items (NFIs) amounting to ₱ 65, 313,908. 41. Relief Items are also available, placed all over the region by means of the Relief Prepositioning Agreement (RPA) with the Local Government Units (LGU), and to the DSWD satellite, warehouses.

In addition, a total of PHP 12, 190, 280 standby fund was allotted for the Field Office which can be replenished once utilized.


Director Quintilla said in response to the effects of the magnitude 5.1 earthquake, the DSWD Disaster Response Management Division Quick Response Team 1 rendered duty to closely monitor the prevailing incident, manage reports, and is in active coordination with SWAD Provincial Offices. “The Field Office also continues to ensure the adequate prepositioning of FNFIs to the LGUs and the DSWD satellite warehouses,” he added. # DSWD FIELD OFFICE CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, LAUREN ALIMONDO

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Regional Information Officer


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DSWD CAR Regional Director

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