Butuan City- In response to the great need of relief efforts after the Philippines was hardly-hit by super typhoon Ruby, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga has already produced a total of 50, 000 family food packs (FFPs) for augmentation to Region 8.
Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli disclosed that 24,000 FFPs already reached at Tacloban Hub, and 12,000 of which are to be distributed in the municipalities of Mapanas, Gamay, Lapinig, and Palapag of Northern Samar.
“As of the moment, the 2 winged vans loaded with 6,000 FFPs are waiting for shipping schedule at Lipata Port, Surigao City,” Brigoli added.
Brigoli also bared that a winged van is currently loading 3,000 FFPs in Butuan City, and 2 winged vans are on their way to load 6,000 FFPs in Surigao City.
The remaining 12,785 FFPs are waiting for the arrival of the 4 contracted winged vans.
The DSWD Caraga has 2 repacking stations situated at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) warehouse in Tiniwisan, Butuan City, and at Brgy. Luna, Surigao City.
Some 276 registered volunteers, together with some personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), volunteers from Congressman Lawrence Fortun, civilian volunteers, and selected staff of DSWD Caraga, were mobilized for the completion of the targeted 50,000 FFPs augmentation for Eastern Visayas. ###(Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)