DSWD sets up more repacking stations in Metro Manila for ‘Yolanda’ victims
MANILA, Philippines – Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman said on Friday her office set up additional repacking stations around Metro Manila and in other regions to meet their two millionfamily food pack target in two weeks.
In an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Soliman said that as of Thursday, 321,805 food bags have been repacked by volunteers in their satellite hubs. Soliman added that 223,649 of relief packs have been sent to affected areas. Relief operations in affected towns in Eastern Visayas were being led personally by Soliman.
On Wednesday, the department started distributing 40,000 metric tons of high energy biscuits from the World Food Program (WFP). Likewise, 5, 892 food bags, and 520 rice packs were distributed in affected municipalities in Leyte. Early morning on Wednesday, truck loads containing 7,200 food bags and bottled waters were dispatched to serve all affected towns in Leyte.
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