LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 18 (PNA) -- Aside from the thousands of various provisions – blankets, mats, mosquito nets, bottled water, noodles, powdered milk and bags of rice -- it received Thursday morning, the province of Albay again received in the afternoon of the same day Php 5.4-million-worth of about 8,000 essential kits and food items from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office here.
The kits are worth Php 4.7 million while the food items are valued at Php 734, 273.93.
The essential kits and food items were turned over to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and will be given to the displaced families of Mt. Mayon’s impending eruption.
Governor Joey Sarte Salceda praised the DSWD for the very fast action on the request of the provincial government.
He emphasized that ever since, DSWD has been very responsive and supportive to the local government units, especially during disasters.
Aside from provisions, the DSWD will also conduct Family Development Sessions inside the evacuation centers, according to DSWD Bicol Regional Director Arnel Garcia.
Garcia said Social Welfare and Development Teams are still deployed in the different affected municipalities for monitoring and coordination with the LGUs.(PNA) CTB/FGS/EMC/CBD