Rainy season is apparently here which is why the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started to stock up on goods and make them ready for relief operations.
They are producing 50,000 food packs every day at their National Resource Operations Center in Pasay City.
According to Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Vilma Cabrera, it is their goal to have at least least 100,000 family food packs at any given time to make sure that relief goods for disaster-stricken families will be enough.
“There is an ongoing discussion with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, DSWD, relief operations, Vilma Cabrera, calamity, United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations, for the construction of regional island warehouses in Cebu for Visayas, Davao for Mindanao, and Clark for Luzon for easier accessibility and response during disasters,” she added.
As for the local government offices, 30,000 food packs will be maintained at any given time by each of the DSWD field offices to get them ready beforehand in case of a calamity.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also partnered to build regional field warehouses in all DSWD field offices to accompany these.
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