DSWD Releases Php1.2 Billion Standby Funds for ‘Lawin’ Victims, Efficiently Packs Boxes of Relief Goods

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At the main warehouse of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Pasay City, hundreds of staff and volunteers are busy packing boxes of goods, getting ready for the relief operations even as Supertyphoon Lawin continues to sweep over northern Philippines.

The department has already released Php1.2 billion ($25 million) as standby funds to ensure that the victims of Lawin will have ample food in the coming days.

For a more efficient and faster packing and transport, the goods were placed inside boxes instead of plastic bags. Also, assembly lines with conveyor belts were manned by volunteers to ensure that the packing operations are as fast as possible and to keep everyone organized.

At the packing facility, a huge display also shows the targets and the actual production which made logistics easier.

Photo credit: MOCHA USON BLOG / Facebook
Photo credit: MOCHA USON BLOG / Facebook

Each box is prepared to feed one family for 2 to 3 days; each contains 6 kg of rice, 6 packs of 3-in-1 instant coffee, and 8 pieces of canned goods. The boxes are stacked unto a pallet, with one pallet filled with 100 boxes.

This way, it would be easier to count how many pallets will be sent to a particular locality, depending on what they need.

The more efficient system will, hopefully, address past issues in the distribution of relief goods – and would surely help ensure that no goods will be thrown away!

Watch the video shared by PTV4 reporter Sweeden Velado:

Tuloy tuloy na paghahanda ng DSWD para sa bagyo. Balita mula kay Sweeden Velado ng PTV4

*Mga kaDDS suportahan po natin ang mga ganito Journalist na nagpapalabas ng magagandang ginagawa ng ating Gobyerno. Ma’am I salute you po. Mabuhay po kayo.
DSWD DSWD Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo Ina Alleco Roldan Silverio

Posted by MOCHA USON BLOG on Wednesday, October 19, 2016