DSWD-Davao installs disaster teams, deploys enumerators-A A +A
Thursday, January 10, 2013
TO MONITOR disaster relief operations at the local government level, the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has installed provincial and municipal disaster operation teams in areas affected by Typhoon Pablo.
"In carrying out their tasks, our teams will coordinate with the Provincial/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (P/MDRRMC) and with the Incident Command Post in the respective local government units," DSWD-Davao Director Priscilla N. Razon said.
Provincial team leader identified for Compostela Valley is Raquel E. Nunez, chief of Policy and Plans Division; Davao Oriental has Rebecca A. Santamaria, head of Poverty Reduction Unit; and Davao Del Norte has Ma. Elena S. Labrador, chief of Institutional Development Division.
Team leaders at the province are to ensure that food and non-food relief assistance are delivered according to the distribution plan and likewise ensure retrieval of the relief distribution sheets.
They will also provide technical assistance to the municipal teams in the implementation of the cash/food-for-work program, Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Shelter Assistance, Livelihood and other interventions and services needed by the affected families and communities, Razon said.
On one hand, DSWD Municipal Disaster Teams will undertake monitoring of disaster operations in the affected towns in coordination with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office and with other agencies involved.
Submission of duly accomplished Relief Distribution Sheets and periodic Disaster Monitoring Operations Report also form part of the team’s responsibility, Razon added.
Meanwhile, the department has deployed 365 area supervisors and enumerators in all affected municipalities to administer Family Survey using the Disaster Assistance Family Access Card (DAFAC). This survey aims to validate status of the affected families and will serve as reference for provision of additional and appropriate intervention/s required per family.
In its continuing disaster relief operations, DSWD accepts Cash donations at the DSWD XI Regular Trust Fund with DBP Account No. 0915-010155-030.
Donors may also direct their donations to the DSWD XI Cashier’s Office at R. Magsaysay Ave., Davao City.
For the 24/7 repacking of relief goods, DSWD needs volunteers at the Disaster Relief Operations Center at the DPWH Depot in Panacan, Davao City.
Further, public queries may be channelled through DSWD XI 'Typhoon Pablo' hotline numbers: 0917-6429366 (Globe), 0928-8681532 (Smart) and 0922-7710061 (Sun). More information or updates on Typhoon Pablo Disaster Relief Operations may be had at dswd.gov.ph or www.fo11.dswd.gov.ph.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 11, 2013.