DSWD has completed distribution of family food packs in 17 earthquake-struck Bohol towns

posted on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Seventeen (17) worst quake-hit towns in Bohol have already received the two-week worth relief supplies from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), World Food Programme (WFP) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

These towns are Antequera, Balilihan, Buenavista, Calape, Carmen, Catigbian, Clarin, Corella, Cortes, Danao, Inabanga, Loon, Maribojoc, Sagbayan, San Isidro, Sevilla, and Tubigon.

A total of 59,703 family food packs were distributed to the affected families and individuals in these towns. Each food pack contains 20 kilograms of rice, 10 cans of sardines, 10 cans of beef loaf, 10 packs of noodles, 10 packs of coffee, and 10 packs of chocolate drink.

Image courtesy of DSWD

Image courtesy of DSWD

“We have set clear criteria in identifying the 17 priority municipalities that were giventhe family food packs,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director MerceditaJabagat.

The 17 towns were ranked based on poverty incidence level, number of damaged houses and number of displaced families.

The second round of distribution is scheduled on November 16-18.

DSWD also distributed family food packs to the town of Loay and Tubigonafter Super Typhoon Yolanda battered the Visayas region.

Meanwhile, as Cebu becomes the center of logistics for relief operation, DSWD-7 continues packing family food packs to be delivered in the northern part of Cebu and in Eastern Visayas.

Private citizen and concerned individuals flocked to the regional office to help in packing and handling both food and non-food items.