DSWD working 24 hours to assist victims of Bagyong Mina

The DSWD continues to provide assistance to victims of typhoon Mina through the local government units (LGUs) in the northern muncipalities of Cagayan and Isabela.
Some 56 families, with 279 persons, from Gonzaga, Sta. Teresita, Sta. Ana, and Iguig in Cagayan; and 482 families, with 2,401 persons, in Maconacon, Isabela are temporarily housed in five evacuation centers earlier identified by the local government units of these two provinces.
“DSWD-Field Office II has prepositioned food and non-food relief goods, such as clothings, blankets, water jugs, towels, plastic mats, candles, mosquito nets and family kits in a total of 65 evacuations centers in Cagayan and Isabela in preparation for the onslaught of typhoon ‘Mina’,” said Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman.
Meanwhile, the municipality of Sta. Ana reported that 25 stranded persons are staying in bunkhouses built by the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Maconacon and Calayan, which have been stocked with food supplies.
Secretary Soliman explained that continuous monitoring and coordination is done with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils (PRRMCs) and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils (MDRRMCs) of affected municipalities on the effects of the typhoon.
“Our Disaster Management Response Teams (DMRTs) and Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) teams are still on 24-hour duty to monitor the progress of the typhoon and assist affected local government units,” Secretary Soliman said.