Recently, radio reports surfaced on relief goods allegedly left idle and soon-to-expire noodles at the Iloilo Sports Complex.
We want to inform the public that we have already cleared the Iloilo Sports Complex of DSWD goods on September 3, 2014. The remaining goods were transferred to our rented warehouse where they are being repacked and given to Local Government Units.
Around last week of August, we also vowed to completely release the remaining goods numbering to 72,010 family packs to LGUs on or before September 15, 2014. We would like to inform you that as of yesterday afternoon (September 15, Monday), we only have 1.5 percent left of the goods or 7,831 family packs (out of the total 515,071 packs for the last round of relief distribution). These goods are intended for Malinao and Tangalan in Aklan.
While we were bent on completing the distribution on our promised date, both of these LGUs pleaded to send their trucks on September 16 as they have to arrange for the availability of the trucking services to haul the goods. Nevertheless, we are thankful to all the LGUs who remain steadfast in their commitment to serve the people.
We would like to assure the public that we, at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), are one with you in the intent to help the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.#
Sgd. JOEL P. GALICIA
Assistant Regional Director