Over P27M assistance extended to ‘Seniang’ victims — DSWD

By on January 3, 2015


President Benigno Aquino III and DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman assess goods for 'Ruby' survivors (Malacanang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno Aquino III and DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman (Malacanang Photo Bureau)

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Saturday that a total of P27,675,941.00 combined amount of assistance was extended for families affected by typhoon ‘Seniang’ which exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of Friday.

According to DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman the assistance was given to Regions IVB, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA.

From the said amount, about P19,781,831 came from DSWD while the affected local government units gave P6,053,110, Department of Health (DOH) with P308,000, and other non-governmental organizations with P1,533,000.

The number of evacuation centers as of Friday went down to a total of 141 evacuation centers as some evacuees goes back to their home.

Food assistance were both given to those who are still staying inside the evacuation centers and those outside the evacuation centers who have difficulties in getting food supplies as the areas where they usually pass through were submerged into deep waters.

As of Thursday, 268 evacuation centers were still open and taking care of victims of “typhoon Seniang” in the affected regions and served with food packs and other non-food items.

A total of 22,113 families or 93,383 persons are still continuously served with food packs and other non-food items.

A total of 648 evacuation centers were opened at the height of the typhoon.