P130M allocated for #SantiPH relief
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) allocated in advance P130.82 million worth of relief assistance for the families affected by Typhoon Santi, it said in its 6am report on Saturday, October 12.
The breakdown of the funds are as follows:
- P12.02 million standby funds
- P10.94 million worth of family food packs
- P24.76 million worth of other food items
- P83.11 million worth of non-food items
Response teams are also on stand by to assist local governments in their rescue operations.
As of 12nn of Saturday, P5.54 million in relief assistance from DSWD (P2.64 million), Local Government Units (P2.31 million), and other groups (P581,370.00) were provided to affected families in Visayas and Mindanao.
The DSWD also reported that government evacuation centers have been catering to hundreds of families seeking shelter.
As of 7 am on Saturday, 174 families remained housed in 7 evacuation centers in Region 2.
On the other hand, a preemptive evacuation of 52 residents in low-lying areas was conducted in the town of Sual in Pangasinan province as of 8 am Saturday. The residents were housed in the Sual Municipal Building. They have now gone back to their homes
55 residents in the 3 villages of Nueva Ecija province affected by Typhoon Santi have evacuated to government centers as of 9 am Saturday.
In the province of Aurora where the typhoon landed at 11pm on Friday, October 11, over 2,000 families from 19 villages are housed in government centers.
Across Region 3, 24 evacuation centers are open to provide temporary shelter.
Meanwhile, evacueees in the Municipality of Basay, Negros Oriental have returned to their homes.
Rappler is also utlizing its crowdsourcing tool, Project Agos, to help in the relief and rescue efforts.
Through Project Agos, netizens could report incidents of flooding or call for help especially for those in need of rescue.
Project Agos is a collaboration between the government and the public for disaster preparedness and response.
Use #RescuePH to call for rescue and help. Use #FloodPH to report flooding in your area. Include relevant details like your name, exact location, contact details and description of need. The information will help authorities respond quickly and appropriately to calls for help. - Rappler.com
Help report and map incidents of flooding and rescue using Rappler's crowdsourcing tool.
Use hashtag #FloodPH for flood alerts and tag @moveph. Indicate street, town/city and province.
Use hashtag #RescuePH for rescue calls and tag @moveph. Add your name, exact location, and your contact details.