THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas has stockpiled some P27 million worth of food and non-food items in preparation for the onslaught of the Typhoon Auring.
As of Sunday morning, February 21, 2021, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has already placed several areas in the region under typhoon Signal Number 1. These were the central portion of Negros Occidental and eastern areas of adjacent Iloilo and Capiz provinces.
May Rago-Castillo of the DSWD-Western Visayas said the amount converted to family food packs (FFPs) has already been prepositioned in the different provinces in the region.
"Of the said budget, some P15.6 million went to the total cost of standby prepositioned family food packs; P11.4 million goes for standby non-food items and another P2.99 million of total stand by funds.," she said.
Castillo said prepositioned FFPs were already delivered in Banga, Aklan (4,000 FFPs); Caluya, Antique (2,000 FFPs); Libertad, Antique (1000 FFPs); Tobias Fornier, Antique ( 1, 299 FFPs); Panit-an, Capiz (500 FFPs); Roxas City, Capiz (1,500 FFPs); Carles, Iloilo (1,000 FFPs); Dumangas, Iloilo (1,000 FFPs); Miag-ao, Iloilo (500 FFPs); San Rafael, Iloilo (3,000 FFPs); Bago City, Negros Occidental ( 2,000 FFPs) and Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental (500 FFPs). (SunStar Philippines)