MANILA–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) urged Wednesday the public to be ready in any emergencies by ensuring that they have “Go bags” that they can use when the situation calls for it.
“Because preparedness and safety is important, emergency items (like Go bags) must always be ready,” said DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo.
Go bags are personal emergency supplies needed for survival during disasters or any emergency situations.
It contains essential items such as medicines, first aid kits, whistle, emergency lights, safe drinking water, food, mask, raincoat, and other important items needed for emergency survival.
Earlier, on Monday, Taguiwalo turned over a DSWD Responders Go Bag to President Rodrigo R. Duterte shortly after the adjournment of the en banc meeting of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) at the Heroes Hall in Malacanang.
The Welfare Chief that having Go bags that contains emergency supplies needed by the family is a tool that can help every family in case of possible calamity to survive while waiting for the immediate assistance or in case there are factors that can delay the prompt and compassionate service that disaster teams through DSWD wants to deliver as vice chair of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC).