Oliver Bugarin 9 0 0 3 min to read

Aid totaling P4.4 million given to LGUs affected by “Florita”: DSWD

The Department of Social Welfare and Development announced Thursday that more than PHP4.4 million worth of food and non-food goods were delivered to local government units (LGUs) affected by Tropical Storm Florita (also known as Ma-on internationally).

According to a news release from the DSWD, the majority of the assistance, totaling PHP3.1 million, was provided in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley).

Regions 1 (Ilocos Region), 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4-A (Calabarzon), and the Cordillera Administrative Region provided the remainder (CAR).

The DSWD is also helping LGUs monitor the health of the 2,057 people, or 669 families, who are now staying in 36 evacuation facilities in the aforementioned regions.

Additionally, the agency reaffirmed that it would keep working with concerned LGUs to ensure that there would be enough resources to distribute to the impacted population through its Field Offices (FOs).

The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster is headed by DSWD.

Northern Luzon was badly impacted by “Florita,” whilst Southern Luzon, particularly Bicol, was negatively impacted by the southwest monsoon that it strengthened.

The poor weather in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON, CAR, and National Capital Region or Metro Manila affected a total of 11,953 families or 47,169 people.

In the meantime, 6,623 people, or 1,726 families, are being housed in 129 evacuation shelters, with the remaining staying with friends and family.

Due to heavy rains and flooding brought on by the weather disturbance, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. canceled government operations and classes at public schools in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Zambales, and Bataan.


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