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72,000 food packs remain undistributed in Iloilo City

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Thousands of government food packs for survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas were stored from weeks to months in warehouses in Iloilo due to delays in transporting the goods to affected communities.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

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SURVIVORS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and left-wing groups hold a rally in April to protest what they said was the government’s incompetent response to the tragedy brought by the world’s strongest storm in recent history to people in the Visayas. JOAN BONDOC

A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Dinky Soliman, told to quit, says ‘read whole report’

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

A group of victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) is demanding the resignation of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that food packs worth P2.7 million were lost to spoilage because of improper handling.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DSWD admits P2.8M worth of relief goods for ‘Yolanda’ survivors spoiled

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman confirmed Tuesday the findings of a Commission on Audit (COA) report stating that 7,527 Family Food Packs with an approximate cost of P2,784,900.00 meant for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) were lost to spoilage “due to improper handling.”

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD prepares additional relief goods

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typhoon glenda

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday morning continued to repack relief goods for victims of typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun).

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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