DSWD will conduct Stress Debriefing to victims of Negros Oriental Earthquake

DSWD-Region VII Social Workers who are trained on Stress Debriefing will go to Negros Oriental to conduct debriefing sessions to individuals who were affected by the intensity 6.9 earthquake that hit the province.
Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Dinky Soliman explained that stress debriefing is important to ensure that the Negrenses will not be traumatized again.  Negros Oriental particularly Dumaguete City was also badly hit by tropical storm Sendong and it is just starting to recover from the effects of the disaster.
“We saw many individuals crying especially the children. They were shocked and afraid, that is why they need to feel secure and comforted to lessen their trauma,” Secretary Soliman said.
Meanwhile, Secretary Soliman added that DSWD Region VII has standby funds of P1.18 million and stockpile of commodities composed of 3,344 family food packs worth P812,157.60, and with non-food worth P3 million ready for augmentation to affected Local Government Units.
DSWD Region VII will send to Guihulngan, La Libertad, Bindoy, and Tayasan this afternoon about 30 tents, 330 mats, 318 blankets, 275 mosquito nets, 2,000 bottles of mineral water, 2,000 family packs, and 160 boxes of canned goods.
Members of the DSWD-Region 7 Quick Response Team are closely coordinating with concerned local government units for the provision of appropriate assistance to affected individuals.
A Donation Desk has been set-up at the DSWD-Region VII  along M.J Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City. An earthquake hotline, 2321192, is also open.