With the onslaught of Tropical Storm Odette in Northern Mindanao, the DSWD Field Office X continuously augments assistance and services to its affected families in the region.
As of May 10, 2022, DSWD through its Regional Disaster Response Management Division has provided financial assistance to a total of 2,909 survivors who failed to receive assistance from the local government unit.
The ongoing payout in Region 10 is in response to the request of their respective LGUs who have not foreseen the additional number of the typhoon’s affected families.
The TS Odette financial assistance is based on DILG-DSWD-DND Joint Memorandum Circular No. 4 Series of 2021 and Local Budget Circular (LBC) No. 141. These provisions state that the affected individuals shall receive an amount of PhP 1,000.00 per affected individual, with a maximum amount of PhP 5,000.00 per family.
DSWD workers distribute assistance to Typhoon Odette survivors in Mainit, Catarman, Camiguin.