Some 3,400 families from the three barangays of Boracay will be receiving another set of food boxes from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Leo Quintilla, chief admin officer of DSWD 6 said the food boxes will be turned over to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Malay for distribution.
Quintilla, in a media interview during the sidelines of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) 6 meeting held in Boracay said the food packs is in addition to the more than 22,000 food packs already distributed to more than 12,400 families in the island.
Each food boxes contains at least six kilos of rice and assorted canned goods. The additional food packs came from the agency’s Visayas Resource Center, he added.
Quintilla said the DSWD will continue to help Boracaynons even after the closure period. “We still have upcoming food boxes for distribution. The DSWD will continue to help Boracaynon beyond closure,” he said.
Quintilla said the beneficiaries are those with Disaster Assistance Family Access Card (DAFAC) which were identified by the LGU. Aside from the food aid, the DSWD has also released a total of Php 42, 726, 847.58 in form of transportation, educational, medical and burial assistance for its for Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situation (AICS) program. A total of 17,581 have benefitted on the said program.
Under its Sustainable Livelihood Program, DSWD has also disbursed a total of P158, 940,000 to 10, 596 beneficiaries. A total of 4,987 were also hired under the Cash for Work program of the DSWD. A total of P48, 398,835 was released for the salary of the workers.