Php 0.5 Million relief goods for victims of Typhoon Mina release by Malacanang

Approximately P508,912 worth of relief goods has been initially released by the government from the combined resources of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and concerned local government units to assists families affected by typhoon Mina.
As of 6 a.m., August 28, 2011 some 5,851 families, with 29,585 persons, from Regions I, II, III, VI, and CAR have been affected by typhoon Mina since it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on August 21.
A total of 44 evacuation centers were opened in the affected regions serving 1,637 families with 7,961 persons. The evacuees are given relief packs and hot meals at the evacuation centers managed by social workers of the affected local government units with the assistance of DSWD social workers.
Initial reports from DSWD-Field Offices showed that 32 houses in Regions I and II were damaged of which 21 were totally damaged and 11 were partially damaged.
In Region I, some 2,292 families with 10,832 persons from Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan, and La Union were affected. Of these, 345 families with 1,640 persons took temporary shelter in evacuation centers around the region.
In Region II, 720 families with 3,445 persons from Cagayan Valley and Isabela were affected. Four evacuation centers in the affected areas remain open serving 69 families with 266 persons. The DSWD Field Office II provided relief assistance worth P190,000 to the affected LGUs.
In CAR, 207 families with 855 persons from Baguio City, Kalinga, and Abra were affected. The DSWD-CAR provided 100 family packs worth P25,000 as augmentation assistance to the affected LGUs.
Meanwhile, in Region VI, flashfloods triggered by typhoon “Mina” affected some 2,631 families composed of 14,423 persons from 34 barangays in Oton and Iloilo City. Twenty one evacuation centers were opened to assist 1,071 families with 5,474 persons. The DSWD Field Office VI provided family food packs amounting to P78,500 as augmentation assistance to the affected LGUs.
DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman has directed all social welfare and development (SWAD) teams to continue to coordinate with their counterparts in the affected local government units to ensure quick provision of augmentation assistance, when necessary.