The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Friday that around 224 evacuation centers are now sheltering some 18,707 families who pre-emptively evacuated in Regions 5, 7, 8, 10 and Caraga due to the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan).
According to DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman, the evacuees are currently being taken care of and given relief assistance good for three days consumptions to ensure that they will have enough foods to eat while staying in the evacuation centers.
Soliman also said that through close coordination with regional offices of DSWD and local government units (LGUs) and other concerned agencies dealing with disaster mitigation purpose, the residents are being sheltered in strong structures of safer evacuation centers.
Soliman also reiterated its assurance that there is a sufficient amount of relief goods for all the regions that will be affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
In Region 5, the evacuation centers are in the towns of Malinao and Guinobatan in Albay, and Planas in Masbate.
In Region 7, the evacuation centers are in Catigbian, Clarin and Sevilla in Bohol.
An evacuation center is also set up in Tacloban City and in Surigao del Norte. PNA