• New relief plan set for quake-hit towns


    The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) partnered with the provincial government of Bohol, Australian Aid (AusAid), and the World Food Program for a new scheme in distribution of relief goods in 17 earthquake-affected towns of Bohol proved

    “We have set clear criteria in identifying the priority munici-palities that will be receiving food packs,” said DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman.

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

    From November 1 to 3, DSWD personnel will distribute 59,703 family food packs to the affected areas.

    The family food packs to be distributed during the long weekend contain 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. Each pack is good for two weeks.

    Three more rounds of relief distribution will take place on November 16 to 18, December 1 to 3, and December 16 to 17. For these rounds, food packs to be distributed will contain 20 kilograms of rice, six cans of sardines, five cans of beef loaf, five cans of corned beef, five cans of pork and beans, five cans of sausage, and 10 packs of coffee.

    Soliman vowed that relief distribution will continue until such time that the affected families are ready and able to meet their own basic needs.


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