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Bicol DSWD relief assistance update: 60,307 families in Eastern Samar given top priority

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Published     22 Nov , 2013  12:11 pm   Updated   22 Nov , 2013 at 12:18 pm   474 views.

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Good News here. Eleven municipalities and one city in Eastern Samar with a total of 60,307 dislocated families after the devastation brought by “Yolanda” have been given top priority for relief assistance by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Bicol regional office.

“Operation for relief assistance continues to reach out to all affected communities in eastern Samar, even those in the island areas,” said Lex Armena, DSWD Bicol official.

On Thursday, the DSWD disaster relief operation center in Albay dispatched another bulk of relief goods to be distributed in the municipalities of Quinapondan, Balangiga, Lawaan, Gen. McArthur, Gipodos, Salcedo, Hernani, San Juan, Balangkayan, Llorente, Sulat and Maydolong, and Borongan city in Eastern Samar province.

Armena said the number of 60,307 confirmed affected families may change or increase within 24 hours.

“We have sufficient supplies of both food and non-food items being distributed regularly to the Yolanda victims,” he assured.

Aside from sending relief goods to Eastern Samar, DSWD Bicol provided emergency food and gasoline assistance to five families from Sta. Fe, Leyte, on Monday after they were given medical treatment at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi city.

“They decided to move to Bulacan after their properties were totally destroyed by Yolanda,” Armena said.(PNA report by Mike de la Rama)

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