The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) drafted an action plan, dubbed as, ‘Oplan Linog,’ to strengthen resource augmentation and technical assistance to its field office (FO) in the CARAGA region to aid survivors of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit Surigao City.
“Sa pamamagitan ng Oplan Linog ay nais namin matiyak na maagap at mahusay na maipapamahagi ang relief assistance sa mga lugar na naapektuhan ng lindol (Through Oplan Linog, we want to ensure the fast and efficient delivery of relief assistance to the areas largely affected by the earthquake),” said DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo.
Meanwhile, the DSWD continues its coordination with the local government of Surigao City to monitor the situation of the 74 displaced families or 370 persons remaining in tents at the Provincial Capitol grounds and the 1,567 families or 7,835 persons currently staying in open areas near their houses.
Yesterday, DSWD-CARAGA OIC Regional Director Mita Chuchi-Lim met with Mayor Ernesto Matugas and barangay captains of Surigao City to discuss the status of relief distribution and additional assistance needed by the city government from the Department.
As of today, the Department has already provided a total of P6,983,071.37 worth of assistance to families in Surigao City.
“Bukas ang pinto ng DSWD sa lahat ng nais magpadala ng donasyon sa mga kababayan natin sa Surigao. Magtulungan po tayong lahat upang agarang maihatid ang tulong sa mga nangangailangan (The doors of the DSWD are open to all who want to donate to our kababayans in Surigao. Let us help each other to immediately send assistance to those in need),” appealed Sec. Taguiwalo. ###