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DSWD-10 to augment LGUs' COVID-19 response with 73,655 food packs

Philippine Information Agency
30 Mar 2020, 18:38 GMT+10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Mar. 30 (PIA)--Primarily tasked to augment provision of food and non-food assistance to local government units (LGUs), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-10 is targeting to repack 73,655 food packs with about P26 million budget allocation in response to coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 affected populace.

"Ang gihimo sa DSWD as per request from the LGU. Duna sila'y listahan ana mao kini ang basehan sa atong tagaan (The DSWD will wait for the request of the LGU. They [LGUs] have their own list and this will be the basis for the distribution)," Assistant Regional Director for Operations Aldersey M. dela Cruz of DSWD-10 said.

DSWD-10 prioritizes the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, informal sector, Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT), and Listahanan. Such will be forwarded to the local chief executives so there won't be any duplication of beneficiaries within the latter's area of responsibility.

"Responsible in food distribution is the local government unit," dela Cruz said.

Since this is the primary role of the LGU, the assistant regional director said the LGU must promptly come up with the list of households whom they are going to provide assistance with.

DSWD-10 has already hired volunteers to repack the goods and they are targeting to complete such by mid-April.

Currently, there are 13 reported cases which were tested positive for COVID-19, of which 9 are captured cases from other regions and 4 of which is from Region 10.

As of March 29, there are already 283 persons under investigation recorded by the Department of Health Center for Health Development- Northern Mindanao (DOHCHD-NM). Thirty-six of which are currently admitted while 40 were tested negative and have been discharged.

About 107 PUIs are currently undergoing home quarantine while 93 have completed their quarantine period and were cleared.

As for the persons under monitoring, the region has tallied 4,323 cases with 896 patients who are undergoing the 14-day quarantine while 3,427 have completed their quarantine period. (RTP/PIA10)

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