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#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising

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DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 15, 2017) —  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is ready to serve areas expected to be adversely affected by Tropical Depression Crising. Continue reading #ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

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DISASTER RESPONSE. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo flies to the town with the most number of affected families after an earthquake swarm hit Batangas province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

‘We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday,’ says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

BATANGAS, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Irene de Austria, a mother of 3, was still terrified as she recalled how her family ran into open space when the ground shook violently last Saturday, April 8. Continue reading #ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

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DIGNITY KITS. A kit includes hygiene supplies to be distributed with food packs to evacuees in areas affected by a low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao and the tail-end of a cold front affecting the Visayas. Photo courtesy of DSWD

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD’s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13,000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2017) — Hygiene supplies called “dignity kits” will be distributed to families evacuated from flooded areas in Mindanao and Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday, January 18. Continue reading What’s inside DSWD’s ‘dignity kits’ for flood victims?

Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

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EVACUATION CENTER. A cop in Malilipot town in Catanduanes visits families that sought shelter at San Jose Elementary School during Typhoon Nina

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also calls on the public to report irregularities in the distribution of relief goods

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 3, 2017) — More than 7,000 families welcomed the new year in evacuation centers a week after Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten) hit Southern Tagalog region.  Continue reading Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

Habagat affects 69,000 people

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FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by monsoon rains along AFP Road in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Thousands fled their homes as rivers swelled and overflowed due to heavy rains on Saturday, August 13.  Continue reading Habagat affects 69,000 people