By Rey Anthony Chiu | 11:23 AM December 29, 2021
Even if the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is only providing augmentation in local relief operations in the aftermath of typhoon Odette, the relief agency said it has released over P47 million in relief assistance since the super storm lashed mo parta of Central Visayas.
In an updated statement released last December 28, DSWD-7 said as of 10 PM, they have provided 86,452 Family Food Packs (FFPs) worth Php 45,323,538.00 and 1,712 Hygiene Kits worth Php 2,169,729.00 to LGUs in Cebu, Bohol, and Negros Oriental.
This as the agency clarifies that LGUs have to start their relief operations as they have allocated funds for such.
The DSWS stressed that their relief operations only come as an augmentation to local government relief operations.
The agency also warned people from repacking DSWD Famiy Food Packs to be distributed to beneficiaries.
The DSWD Family Food Pack consists of 6 kilos of rice, 10 canned goods, 5 packa of coffee and 5 packs of energy drink.
DSWD also announced that re-packing, changing, buying, selling, placing of tags and stickers in the government food pack is a violation of the Philippine Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010 or Republic act 10121.
So far, DSWD7 said it has issued a total cost of 47,493,267.00 relief assistance for Typhoon Odette victims as of December 28, 2021. (rahc/PIA7/Bohol)