DSWD: 25,600 relief packs readied in areas to be hit by Karding in Calabarzon | Inquirer News

DSWD: 25,600 relief packs readied in areas to be hit by Karding in Calabarzon

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 07:07 PM September 25, 2022
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Department of Social Welfare and Administration

LUCENA CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) region has prepared more than 25,600 relief packs as the country braces for Super Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru).

The DSWD Region IV-A said as of Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., 13,882 family food packs and 11,737 family kits worth P41.5 million have been prepared for affected residents in the region.

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A family kit pack contains sleeping, hygiene and kitchen supplies and modular tents.

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The agency said it has P4.95 million worth of raw materials such as rice, coffee, and canned goods for the production of additional 8,177 family food packs.

The DSWD in the region said it has also P2.01 million standby funds for possible emergency procurements of relief supplies to augment the needs of the affected families.

“These are available for distribution as augmentation supports to local government units that may be affected by typhoon Karding,” the DSWD Region IV-A explained.

The agency said its warehouse in General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite has 5,240 family food packs and 2,187 packs of non-food items while its stockroom in Dasmariñas City, Cavite has 3,595 food packs and 564 non-food packs.

The DSWD has also pre-positioned relief goods in Bauan, Batangas – 1,000 food packs; Batangas City – 2,367 food packs and 8,986 non-food packs; Rizal, Laguna – 500 food packs; and Quezon, Quezon – 1,000 food packs.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5 has been raised over Polillo group of islands and the extreme northern portion of the Quezon mainland covering General’s towns Nakar and Infanta in the Calabarzon region.

TCWS No. 4 is hoisted over the northern portion of Quezon (the rest of General Nakar, the rest of Infanta, Real); central portions of Rizal (Rodriguez, City of Antipolo, Tanay, San Mateo, Baras); and the extreme northern portion of Laguna (Famy, Siniloan, Santa Maria, Pangil).

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TCWS No. 3 is raised in the rest of Rizal; northern and central portions of Laguna; northern and central portion of Cavite; and the rest of the northern portion of Quezon.

TCWS No. 2 is up in Batangas, the rest of Cavite, Rizal, Laguna and central portions of Quezon.

The rest of Quezon is under TCWS No. 1.

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Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Karding. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya

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