BANGUED, Abra (PIA) --The Department of Social Welfare and Development Cordillera regional office(DSWD-CAR) is restocking more family food packs (FFPs) to ensure enough relief supplies for the entire province.
A total of 2,400 FFPs arrived at the storehouse of DSWD-Abra in Bangued from the Regional Resource Operations Section of DSWD-CAR. The FFPs were transported by Department of Public Works and Highways and were unloaded with the assistance of personnel of the 1st and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Companies, Red Cross Abra Chapter and Full Spectrum Rider Association of the Philippines -Abra Chapter.
DSWD Abra Project Development Officer Garri Brillantes said that the FPPs are sent to barangays under localized lockdown due to spike of COVID-19 cases on the request of local government units(LGUs). These also serve as relief supplies to households and families affected by the Southwest monsoon or “habagat”.
Based on the latest record of DSWD Abra, 339 FFPs were sent to Licuan-Baay LGU which is under a state of calamity due to habagat. Other LGUs affected by the habagat provided with FFPs are Danglas with 270, Malibcong with 656, San Juan with 155 and Pidigan with 159 FFPs.
“It is crucial for us to oversee that we have enough FFP stockpile for the province since untoward incidents and granular lockdowns are unpredictable,” Brillantes said.
He assured that the central and regional offices of DSWD are ready to deliver FFPs immediately here once the supplies are close to depletion. (JDP/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)