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NFA, DSWD ready rice, food packs for residents in storm-hit Bicol

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 01:03 PM November 02, 2020
GETTING READY Residents from Legazpi City, Albay province prepare and evacuate before Typhoon Rolly enters the Bicol region. Photos taken on October 31, 2020, Saturday. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA / INQURER SOUTHERN LUZON

Residents from Legazpi City, Albay province prepare and evacuate before Typhoon Rolly enters the Bicol region. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA / INQURER SOUTHERN LUZON

LEGAZPI CITY –– The National Food Authority (NFA) in Bicol said it had readied 8,338 bags of rice for distribution to the provinces hit by Supertyphoon “Rolly” (international name: Goni).

The provinces to get the rice stocks are Camarines Sur (4,378 bags of rice), Albay (2,370), Camarines Norte (1,207), Catanduanes (283), and Sorsogon (100).

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Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol reported that 23,552 food packs worth P10.2 million and non-food items worth P26.4 million were ready for distribution.

Earlier, the agency distributed 3,000 family food packs in Catanduanes and 1,500 family food packs to Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte.

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Rolly hit Bicol Sunday, leaving 16 dead and three still missing, according to the Office of Civil Defense.

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