THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured the public that its relief goods given to local government units (LGUs) as part of its resource augmentation support to them while under the enhanced community quarantine are delivered in a timely manner based on their request for augmentation.
At the same time, the agency clarified a post circulating in the social media showing the placement of DSWD logo stickers in canned goods which allegedly delayed the distribution to its intended recipients. The agency said it does not have its logo on canned goods.
DSWD explained that their logo is placed, instead, on the family food pack (FFP) boxes for proper identification and to maintain the integrity of the relief supplies.
Each box of FFP contains six kilos of rice, four cans of sardines, four cans of corned beef or beef loaf, and six sachets of coffee or cereal energy drink which is enough for two days for a family with five members.
The provision of additional relief items is part of DSWD’s mandate to provide Technical Assistance and Resource Augmentation (TARA) to LGUs during times of emergencies.
To date, DSWD has already distributed FFPs amounting to more than P45 million to LGUs around the country.
The agency will continue to work with LGUs, which are the first responders in providing assistance to their constituents, to provide “maagap at mapagkalingang serbisyo” amid the enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine.