The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sent today 13,600 family food packs to Ilocos Norte, which was heavily battered by Typhoon Ineng.
Two Philippine Navy Ships, BRP Batac and BRP Ivatan, left Sangley Point in Cavite City at around 6:00 a.m. to deliver food packs to Currimao, Ilocos Norte.
As of 5 a.m. today, around 115,506 food packs have already been deployed to the various LGUs in Regions I, II, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Close to 20,000 packs have been distributed by LGUs to affected families. DSWD disaster teams continue to assist LGUs in disaster relief operations.
As of press time, a total of 55,216 families or 232,692 persons have been affected by the typhoon. A total of 217 families or 819 persons continue to stay in 14 evacuation centers managed by LGUs. In addition, a total of 2,405 houses have been damaged.
In Region I, there are 11 evacuation centers in Ilocos Norte and one in Ilocos Sur. All evacuation centers in Region II have been closed. In CAR, Benguet still has 2 evacuation centers.
DSWD teams are conducting rapid assessment to determine the extent of the disaster and to identify interventions that may been implemented to help the affected families get back on their feet.