Evacuees affected by ‘Habagat’ safely return to their homes

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) reports that the 532 families or 2,555 persons affected by the relentless Southwest Monsoon rains or 'Habagat' in three municipalities in Bulacan are now back in their homes following improvements in the weather.

However, the DSWD Field Office-III maintains its coordination with the provincial government of Bulacan for additional assistance and augmentation support.

The DSWD Central Office (CO) and the DSWD Field Office (FO) III have a total Stockpile and Standby Funds amounting to P569,096,334.58. Of the said amount, P3,084,016.32 is the available Standby Funds at DSWD-FO III whereas P566,012,318.26 is the available Quick Response Fund (QRF) at the DSWD CO.

The available Family Food Packs (FFPs) at the National Relief Operations Center (NROC) and the DSWD-FO III, on the other hand, amount to P59,342,660.22 and the total Food and Non-food Items (FNIs) at NROC and DSWD-FO III amount to P177,074,320.39. All in all, there is a total of P805,513,315.19 at ready for any augmentation support that may be necessary.

Meanwhile, DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said that "DSWD field offices and disaster response teams are still on standby since PAGASA is monitoring a new tropical storm near the Philippine Area of Responsibility."

Source: Philippine Information Agency

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