61,500 families affected by Quiel, DSWD provide P1.6 million relief goods


As of 3 p.m., October 3, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said that it has provided P1.6 million to local government units affected by typhoon Quiel.
Likewise, concerned LGUs have released P1.2 million for their constituents affected by Quiel.
To date, some 61,500 families with 298,203 persons have been affected by Quiel coming from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions I, II, and III.
Some 161 evacuation centers are still open in the affected regions, serving 6,420 families. At the same time, 3,495 families outside evacuation centers are continuously being provided with relief assistance.
Typhoon Quiel has damaged 6,053 houses, 1,498 of which were totally destroyed while 4,555 were partially damaged.
In Region I, some 29,489 families from Pangasinan and La Union were affected. Sixty-three evacuation centers are still open, providing temporary shelter to 2,567 families. The DSWD in Region I released P575,326 worth of relief commodities to the affected LGUs.
In CAR, 896 families from Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mt. Province were displaced. Three evacuation centers continue to serve 15 families.
In Region II, a total of 20,302 families were affected. Forty-seven evacuation centers are providing temporary shelter to 1,638 families. The DSWD in Region II provided P1 million worth of relief assistance to affected LGUs.
In Region III, 10,813 families, or 41,226 persons, have been affected by Quiel. Forty-eight evacuation centers are still open, providing temporary shelter to 2,200 families.
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman said that the DSWD has prepositioned some P38.6 million composed of P16.5 million standby funds and P22.1 million ready for distribution to LGUs affected by Quiel.