DSWD gives ‘pabaon’ packs to returning evacuees-A A +A
Friday, October 18, 2013
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided "pabaon" packs to evacuees who started to return home to their respective places.
The move came as some of the evacuees have started returning home after the military and police forces completed the clearing operations and declared some areas as safe.
DSWD Regional Director Zenaida Arevalo said in a statement the "pabaon" packs were distributed to ensure that the evacuees who are returning home will meet their daily food needs while starting anew.
To date, Arevalo said the DSWD has released food packs to 930 families who have returned to their respective communities in the villages of Mampang, Talon-Talon, and Arena Blanco.
The number of family-evacuees who returned home came from the following evacuation centers: Mampang, 602; Lunzuran, 200; Joaquin F. Enriquez, Jr. Memorial Sports Complex, 77; Boalan, 46; and Guiwan, five.
Arevalo said that each "pabaon' pack contains nine kilos of rice, 15 cans of sardines, 10 cans of corned beef, 20 pieces of noodles, and 20 pieces of 3-in-1 coffee.
Each pack is valued at P933 and is estimated to be good for one week.
The returning evacuees are told to surrender their access cards to the DSWD as soon as they receive their food packs. (Bong Garcia)