TABUK CITY, Kalinga - Continuing relief assistance from the United Nations World Food Program is given to beneficiaries through the food-for-work scheme.

The region is now on the relief and rehabilitation phase following the devastations wrought by typhoons last year.

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Imelda Polig of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that the DSWD requested charity institutions to give goods to recipient families after a corresponding civic duty or community work has been rendered.

Under the food-for-work scheme, the community works include clearing and repairing of minor damages and destroyed government and private properties.

In October last year, 827 sacks of NFA rice were distributed to Tinglayan and Pinukpuk immediately after typhoon Pepeng. An additional 2,926 cavans were also purchased through the World Food Fund.

The UN World Food Program now covered all the municipalities after the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council recommended to make the goods available to all affected. (PIA)