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Disaster teams remain on alert for Habagat

Philippine gov’t remain on alert for ‘Habagat’

Disaster teams remain on alert for Habagat
Disaster teams remain on alert for Habagat

MANILA, Philippines – The A total of 20,449 families or 101,360 persons from the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have been affected by heavy rains and flooding brought about by ‘Habagat’ or the southwest monsoon triggered by Typhoon Falcon, as of 8 am today.
Of this, 659 families or 2,424 persons are still staying in 29 evacuation centers opened and managed by local government units (LGUs) in the three regions.
NCR, which is the most affected, has 11 evacuation centers providing temporary shelter to 431 families or 1,405 persons.
The evacuation centers are located in the following areas:
– Caloocan: Barangays 171,175, and 176
– Quezon City : Batasan Hill, Novaliches Proper (Novaliches Bayan), Dona Imelda, and Roxas
– Valenzuela : Colong, Vicente Reales, and Marulas
To date, concerned local government units in NCR have distributed 3,502 family food packs worth around P1.3 million to affected families.
DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that relief supplies have already been prepositioned at the LGUs to augment their resources.
The Philippine government through the DSWD disaster teams continue to be on alert to provide immediate assistance to the LGUs and to assess the impact of the weather disturbance.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.