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Himamaylan, DSWD helps drought-affected families

Vaseline 2 months ago

About 377 families receive food assistance from DSWD-VI through the assistance of the Himamaylan CSWD Office and the Mayor’s Office*

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office VI and the Himamaylan City Government collaborated to provide assistance to families affected by the ongoing drought in southern Negros Occidental City, a press release from Himamaylan PIO said.

Through Mayor Raymund Tongson’s office and the city SWD office, food packs were distributed on April 18 to hard-hit communities, identified by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, in barangays III Poblacion, IV Poblacion, Cabadiangan, Cabanbanan, Carabalan, Caradio-an, Libacao, Mahalang, Mambagaton, Nabali-an, Su-ay, To-oy, Buenavista, Talaban and San Antonio.

A total of 377 families received food assistance from DSWD. Arroz caldo was also served free of charge to the families during the aid distribution courtesy of the mayor’s office.

Tongson previously stated that the city government will use the P23 million savings from last year’s disaster fund to help drought-hit farmers in Himamaylan.

“We are utilizing all financial sources and partnerships to help our farmers and Himamaylanons who have been severely affected by El Niño,” the mayor said.

He said the savings will be used to set up infrastructure projects and extend livelihood projects to the affected farmers.

The mayor said the city will also purchase a water filtration truck similar to the one they rented from the provincial government.

As of April 12, a total of 114,000 liters of clean water has been distributed to families in the affected barangay through the routine MRTubig program.

As the city government rolls out various programs to address the effects of the drought, Tongson once again asked for Himamaylanons’ continued support.*