Working day and night to ensure the continuous disaster response operations, Angels in Red Vest of DSWD Field Office Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD FO CAR) with the members of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) and the Local Government Units (LGUs) and Provincial LGUs (PLGUs) remain steadfast in delivering the necessary support to communities affected by Super Typhoon Egay.
Super Typhoon Egay has brought damage to properties, agriculture, and infrastructure, caused loss of lives and the displacement of families in the Region. As of 29 July 2023, the provinces of Abra, Apayao and Mt. Province declared State of Calamity following the devastation brought by the typhoon.
To extend help to the affected communities in the Region, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. arrived in Bangued, Abra and presided the situation briefing on the effects of the typhoon. He also led the distribution of DSWD FFPs and PHP 10,000 cash assistance under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) Program of the DSWD to the 600 beneficiaries of Santa Rosa, Bangued, Abra.
In his message, he assured the victims affected by the typhoon of the prompt government actions.
Seventy-year-old Francisca A. Viado, of Barangay Sta. Rosa said that with the effects of the typhoon, they are currently taking refuge with their relative as majority of their property were washed out in the river.
Viado is one of the beneficiaries of DSWD’s assistance and thanked the agency, adding that the financial aid will be used for their day-to-day needs.
George C. Tomines who also received the cash assistance expressed his gratitude to the agency for the provided assistance for his family.
In an interview, DSWD FO CAR Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla said the agency will continuously provide immediate needs of the disaster-affected communities in these difficult times.
Meanwhile in the province of Apayao, the strong winds and heavy downpour of rains caused a huge landslide in Barangay Butao, Calanasan that resulted to six missing individuals and damaged houses which was hit by fallen trees, buried by landslides, and swamped by flood.
The disaster-affected families in the province has been provided by the DSWD FO CAR with the Apayao Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council with relief items including DSWD family food packs and non-food Items.
DSWD FO CAR SWAD Apayao in partnership with the Local Government of Apayao with the Local Social Welfare and Development Offices were able to distribute 300 FFPs to families and conducted AICS payout on 29 to 361 families amounting to PHP 3,160,000.
In Mt. Province, the distribution of relief items continues to reach in the disaster-
affected communities with the SWAD Mt. Province Staff, and members of the Local
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
As of 6AM of July 30, the Field Office has already provided a total cost of assistance
of PHP 18. 3 million for the six provinces of CAR. This include the 13, 468 FFPs
amounting to PHP 8.9 million, various non-food items amounting to PHP 1.7 million
and PHP 7.6 million cash assistance through the AICS program.
Dir. Quintilla acknowledged the support of the members of the Cordillera Regional
DRRM Council, the different PLGU and LGUs in the region and volunteers for
extending their help in the continuous provision of food and non-food items in the
region. #DSWD FIELD OFFICE CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, LAUREN