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Sarangani LGU, DSWD ramp up distribution of relief assistance to Paeng victims
GLAN, Sarangani -- The Provincial Government of Sarangani and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) stepped up their relief operation to assist the affected families of tropical storm Paeng in Glan.
In its October 29 update, the DSWD said it is closely attending to and monitoring the needs of around 600 families in the town.
There were 86 families who received relief assistance in Pangyan; 34 in Burias; 169 in Small Margus; 144 in Big Margus; 105 in San Jose; and 129 in Batulaki.
Each family received P2,000 from DSWD’s Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) fund, apart from the initial 30 sacks of rice distributed on October 28 through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDDRMO) headed by Rene Punzalan.
The barangays are situated in the coastal areas in Glan which were affected by the storm surge caused by tropical storm Paeng.
On behalf of Governor Rogelio “Ruel” D. Pacquiao, Provincial Administrator Atty. Ryan Jay Ramos led the relief operation.
“Karon, sa panahon sa kalamidad, ginapaabot ni Governor Ruel ang iyang simpatya ilabi na sa mga pamilyang naapektohan. Iyang ginasigurado ang tabang nga kinahanglan kay maabot gyud sa inyo,” said Ramos.
The Provincial Administrator also updated that on October 30, the team of PLGU Sarangani and DSWD visited and distributed assistance to the affected families in Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum or MaKiMa area.
According to Punzalan, the joint efforts of PDRRMO, DSWD and PLGU Sarangani continue to closely monitor the effects of Paeng, in close coordination with the concerned local offices for “timely disaster response updates.”
He also assured that quick response teams and emergency equipment are on standby and ready for deployment. (Jake T. Narte/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)