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More than 100T family food packs distributed to Yolanda survivors in Northern Cebu

More than 100T family food packs distributed to Yolanda survivors in Northern Cebu

More than 100,000 family food packs have been distributed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII in Typhoon devastated areas in Cebu Province.

Most of the relief goods went to the Northern part of Cebu where Typhoon Yolanda made its third fall and destroyed houses and livelihood.

“We still continue to dispatch relief goods especially to Northern Cebu as the different Local Government Units (LGUs) requested for additional family food packs,” Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat said.

DSWD sent relief goods to the municipalities of Bantayan, Borbon, Carmen, Catmon, Consolacion, Daan Bantayan, Madridejos, Medellin, Pilar, Poro, San Francisco, San Remegio, Santa Fe, Sogod, Tabogon, Tabuelan, Tudela as well as Cities of Bogo, Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay.

“We are also sending non-food items like used clothing,” Jabagat added.

“We would also like to clarify that DSWD will not totally stop its relief operations by December,” Jabagat underscored.

Starting January 2014, DSWD relief operation will continue. However, it will prioritize families who are vulnerable and disadvantaged like those who have small children, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities (PWDs).

DSWD will soon implement the Cash for Work (CFW) Program which will provide temporary employment to the affected families in Cebu.

Under the CFW, each beneficiary will be given a cash assistance which is 75 percent of the minimum daily wage in their local area, in exchange for 15 days of disaster rehabilitation activities in communities that were affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

“The program aims to provide temporary means of livelihood for the Typhoon survivors while they do rehabilitation work in their own communities,” Jabagat added. (PR – Kerwin Macopia)

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