The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) set up temporary tents to shelter internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently staying in Madrasa Campong in Pantar, Lanao del Norte since the Madrasa will be converted back to classrooms for students learning Arabic lessons after the observance of the Eid’l Fitr.
Similar tents are also being set up in all evacuation centers in Iligan City, Balo-i, and Pantao Ragat.
Based on latest reports from the DSWD- Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DREAMB), the number of affected families of the Marawi siege has reached 82,767 or 403,052 persons. The crisis has now affected all 96 barangays in Marawi City as well as 20 other municipalities from Lanao del Sur and two municipalities from Lanao del Norte.
Yesterday, DSWD-Field Office (FO) XII continued to distribute Ramadhan Packs to 972 families staying in Buru-un, Maria Cristina, Ditucalan, Suarez, and Upper Tominobo in Iligan City while 1,928 were provided with Ramadhan Packs in the areas of Tipanoy, Abuno, Poblacion, Del Carmen, and Pala-o.
Likewise, DSWD-FO X also released the P1,000 cash aid to evacuees in Munai, Lanao del Norte; and, Tomas Cabili, Villa Verde, Lower Hinaplanon, Sta. Elena, and Buru-un in Iligan City.
Meanwhile, Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo visited the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Emergency Operations Center in Iligan City where she was briefed on the ongoing status of disaster operations.
She was joined by Deputy Administrator for Operations, Assistant Secretary R. Demosthenes C. Santillan who provided the briefing with members of the Response Clusters. ###