The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is currently preparing for Tropical Depression Domeng based on the DSWD Predictive Analytics for Humanitarian Response results which shows that 188,334 persons are exposed to high susceptibility of flooding and rain-induced landslide in the next 72 hours; of which, 11,532 families are poor.

The DSWD Central Office (CO), Field Offices (FOs), and National Resource Operations Center (NROC) have stockpiles and standby funds amounting to ₱1,155,540,517.90.

Of the said amount, a total of ₱207,223,921.85 serves as standby funds in the CO and FOs, while ₱165,181,069.00 is the available Quick Response Fund in the CO.

Meanwhile, a total of 485,636 Family Food Packs (FFPs) amounting to ₱169,742,460.28 Food and Non-food Items (FNIs) amounting to ₱778,574,135.77 are readily available for immediate distribution should tropical depression Domeng escalate into a typhoon.

Acting Secretary Virginia N. Orogo stated, “Although local government units (LGUs) are the first responders in the occurrence of a disaster, the DSWD is always ready to provide augmentation support in the conduct of relief operations.” ###