The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allotted P1.5B of stockpiles and standby funds amounting for their disaster response operations.
From the said amount, more than P600M is the available standby funds in the Central Office and DSWD field offices, while there are 500,376 FFPs amounting to more than P300M.
Other food items worth more than P180M, and non-food items amounting to more than P424M are prepositioned strategically in various locations around the country.
“When we say non-food items, those are tents, blankets, pillow and others,” according to ASec. Romel Lopez.
Meanwhile Sec. Erwin Tulfo said in a briefing with field offices I, II, III, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR, that the DSWD’s Quick Response Teams (QRTs), are now on standby for the possible effects of Super Typhoon Henry in the Philippines.
Tulfo also directed the regional directors to be proactive in prepositioning resources to low-income class municipalities.
The department also reminded citizens to continue to remain vigilant, alert, and cooperate to the instructions of their local executives to prevent any untoward incidents due to the inclement weather.
“Bear in mind that we are always here to help in times of disasters. Always be alert and always be ready,” according to Tulfo.
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