Butuan City – Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga directed the field office staff on January 31, 2014 for immediate action regarding tropical storm Basyang.

Quick Response Team (QRT) rendered 24 hour duty to monitor the affected areas.

The Municipal Action Team (MAT) reported 115 evacuation centers which housed the 3,142 displaced families.

There were 2,000 family packs, amounting to P 537,300.00, already prepositioned by the Office to the Province of Dinagat Islands.

Dir. Brigoli assured that the field office is always ready to augment assistance if needed by the Local Government Units (LGUs). ### Social Marketing Unit/Maria Cecilia N. Sosas