DSWD on alert during ‘Undas’

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 1 — The Field Offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are on alert during the observance of ‘Undas’ or All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2, respectively, to assist families or individuals who may need assistance as they travel to their provinces to pay a visit to their departed loved ones.

“The observance of ‘Undas’ will increase the number of travellers to the provinces. In cases that there are people who get stranded along the way and may need food assistance, all our field offices are on standby to extend the necessary family food packs and other appropriate assistance,” DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said.

Families or individuals needing assistance may go to the nearest DSWD Field Office. The field offices operate the Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) 24/7.

The Central Office (CO), Field Offices (FOs) and National Resource Operations Center (NROC) have a total stockpile of family food packs and standby funds amounting to ₱799,496,188.82 that can readily be used in times of emergencies during the observance of ‘Undas’. (Mindanao Post / DSWD)

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