DSWD aid reaches island-village in Borongan

By on December 11, 2014


The Department of Social Welfare and Development is among those at the forefront of responding to the needs of those affected by #RubyPH. The DSWD prepositioned needed relief supplies to augment resources of LGUs prior landfall, and further relief operations are well under way. (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines' Facebook page)
The Department of Social Welfare and Development is among those at the forefront of responding to the needs of those affected by ‘Ruby.’ The DSWD prepositioned needed relief supplies to augment resources of LGUs prior landfall, and further relief operations are well under way. (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines’ Facebook page)

BORONGAN CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday that Barangay Ando Island, an island-village in this city received on Tuesday some 205 family food packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for families affected by Typhoon Ruby.

Each family food pack contains six kilos of rice, six sachets coffee/cereal drink, six packs of noodles, four cans of sardines, and four tins of corned beef.

“We are happy because we received relief goods. This is a great help to us here in the island,” Wilfredo Castillo, the 53- year old Barangay Councilor of Ando Island said.

Ando Island is one of the island barangays in Eastern Samar that was hit by Typhoon Yolanda last year.

Recovering from ‘Yolanda’s’ devastation was not easy for the Islanders of Ando. With another disaster, residents are left with immense uncertainties.

“We really need help. That is why we are thankful that Sec. Dinky Soliman and Sec. Mar Roxas have visited us,” added Wilfredo.

As of Wednesday, a total of 12,891 rice and food packs have already been distributed to all the 61 barangays in the city.