Friday, November 22, 2013

SWD: More than 1M food packs given to ‘Yolanda’ victims November 22, 2013

From the Website of the President

DSWD: More than 1M food packs given to ‘Yolanda’ victims November 22, 2013
(TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte) Authorities have breached the one-million mark in terms of food packs distributed to families affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman said the one millionth pack was given to a family in Tolosa, Leyte.

Soliman said that as of 6 p.m. Thursday, the DSWD had distributed 1,136,565 food packs.
Also, she said the DSWD had distributed 216,389 one-liter bottles of water.

For now, she said the agency plans to open another repacking facility in Catbalogan in Samar, to improve efficiency in delivering basic services.

She added the delivery of food packs will continue for the affected families.


Post-’Yolanda’ cleanup in Tacloban now more than halfway done

November 22, 2013
(TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte) The work to clear this city of debris brought by super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) is finally more than halfway done.

City administrator John Tecson Lim told an inter-agency meeting here Friday that the clearing operations were 50.23 percent complete as of 10 p.m. Thursday.

Tacloban City is one of the areas hit hardest by Yolanda, one of the most powerful cyclones in recent history, and which has left more than 4,000 dead.

But in past days, it has gradually resumed daily activities, with businesses reopening and banks resuming transactions.

On Friday, the Department of Trade and Industry opened a “Diskwento Caravan” for residents to buy basic goods at lower prices.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Fire Protection said it continues flushing operations in up to 30 villages and in evacuation centers.

It said some 10 to 12 fire trucks are used for the daily operations, using about 100,000 liters a day.

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