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DSWD sends 55K food packs to flood victims

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Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian ordered the delivery of 55,000 family food packs (FFPs) to the different warehouses in Western Visayas (Region 6) by Thursday for flood victims.

Gatchalian on Tuesday specifically directed Disaster Response and Management Group (DRMG) head Assistant Secretary Marlon Alagao to finish the delivery of the food packs to the provinces of Antique, Iloilo, Capiz and Negros Occidental which were all heavily affected by Typhoon Goring.

Alagao has earlier reported to Gatchalian that 11,700 FFPs will be dispatched Tuesday to Field Office-6 (FO-6), and will reach the region by Wednesday.

Gatchalian, however, ordered the immediate dispatch of additional food packs to Region 6 to deal with the changing circumstances.

“Due to the urgency of the situation, Secretary Gatchalian committed to deliver the relief items by August 31. He also wanted to be regularly updated on this,” Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications and concurrent DSWD spokesperson Romel Lopez said in a statement on Wednesday.

Based on the plan of DSWD FO-6, 15,000 FFPs will be delivered in the DSWD regional warehouse in Barangay Mambog in Oton, Iloilo; 11,500 FFPs in Bago City, Negros Occidental; 10,000 FFPs in the regional warehouse in Barangay Singcang in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; 6,500 FFPs in San Jose, Antique; and 3,000 FFPs in the municipality of Barbaza, Antique.

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