The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Sunday it has ordered its Quick Response Teams (QRTs) in its field offices to be on a 24-hour alert in areas along the path of typhoon “Luis.”
In its official twitter account, DSWD said that as part of the preparations for the possible onslaught of the tropical cyclone in some areas of the country, the agency has readied a standby fund of Php44,057,569.16.
In addition, at least 108,032 family food packs have been pre-positioned in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region 1 (Ilocos), Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), Region III (Central Luzon), Region V (Bicol) as well as the National Capital Region (NCR), DSWD said.
It may be recalled that DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman earlier said on Friday that food and non-food items worth Php24,509,631.75 and Php34,605,518.84, respectively, are ready for distribution in DSWD field offices as the need arises. PNA