By Minerva BC Newman
CEBU CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has prepared a ready stockpile of 78,381 family-food packs (FFPs) and various non-food items for those who will be affected by typhoon “Ompong.”
DSWD-7 Regional Information Officer Leah Quintana said that as of Friday (September 14), the FFPs amounting to P28,217,160 have been prepositioned in Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.
Each FFP contains six kilos rice; four canned fish; four canned meats; and six sachets of coffee with a total cost of 360.
Quintana said the Bohol warehouse has 1,080 FFPs costing P321,246, while the Negros Oriental warehouse has 8,981 FFPs worth P3,233,160.
She added the Central Visayas regional warehouse has 7,489 FFPs valued at P2,696,040.
Quintana added that the Visayas Disaster Response Center (VDRC) in Mandaue City has 51,098 FFPs amounting to P18,395,280.
The DSWD-7 has also prepositioned some FFPs to the local government units and Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) satellite offices in Bohol with a total of 9,743 packs.
Non-food items include the Family Kit – 1,470 packs; Dignity Kit – 950 packs; dining utensils – 775 packs; hygiene pack – 200 packs; sleeping kit – 580 packs; blankets (assorted) – 2,660 pieces; malong (assorted) – 72,452 pieces; mats – 3,890 pieces; and mosquito nets – 4,005 pieces, Quintana said.
She said that aside from the stockpile of FFPs, the DSWD-7 has a standby fund of P1.468 million as of Friday.