MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said it is ready to provide aid to the local government units in need of assistance due to Taal Volcano’s renewed unrest.
In a statement, the DSWD said its field office in Region IV-A has more than P2.6 million worth of family food packs (FFPs) and over P8.5 million worth of available relief supplies for repacking. It also has more than P8.3 million standby funds that can be used to procure additional emergency relief supplies.
“The FO has also placed its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) under heightened alert to monitor volcanic activities and to provide technical assistance to municipalities that will require assistance,” according to the DSWD.
Meanwhile, the department urged residents in areas near the Taal Volcano to be vigilant and to strictly follow the orders of local authorities for their own safety. AAC
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has reported that the family members of the victims in the Tarlac shooting, as well as the wife and daughter of the cop involved, have received stress debriefing.
Social workers from DSWD Field Office III conducted an initial critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) to the wife and child of Police Staff Sgt. Jonel Nuezca to help them cope with the trauma brought by the unfortunate incident.
The family members of the victims, Sonia Gregorio and son Frank Anthony, on the other hand, received psychosocial debriefing.
Other members of the community who witnessed the unfortunate incident will also undergo similar intervention.
CISD is a process that allows survivors of natural and human-induced calamities as well as traumatic incidents to process and help them cope with their traumatic experiences.
The DSWD also said it will continue to monitor the families of the victims and the perpetrator to determine additional appropriate interventions. AAC
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