Marcos directs DSWD chief Tulfo to help typhoon Karding victims

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ordered the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to determine the average length of stay of evacuees in evacuation centers during calamities.

Marcos Jr. this Monday asked DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo to do this after the latter asked the President to establish evacuation centers in every city or municipality in the country following the devastation of Typhoon Karding, which submerged several parts of Luzon.

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“Pagka maganda ang panahon, may araw, nandoon pa rin po ‘yung mga evacuees dahil nasira ang bahay nila. So hindi po naka… iyong mga estudyanteng magsisiksikan sa ibang classrooms,” Tulfo told Marcos.

In return, Marcos Jr. requested Tulfo to, “magsagawa ng mabilis na pag-aaral kung gaano katagal bago makauwi at umalis sa mga evacuation center ang mga pamilyang may bahagyang nasirang mga tahanan gayundin ang mga ganap na nasirang bahay.” Iniutos din ng Pangulo sa DSWD, pansamantala, na tiyaking maibibigay ang mga pangangailangan ng mga Karding evacuees “hanggang sa oras na para sila ay umuwi.”

Earlier, Marcos, Jr. conducted an aerial inspection in the provinces that were heavily affected by super Karding, which devastated this Sunday, September 25.

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Marcos directs DSWD chief Tulfo to help Karding victims

PBBM’s page shows the aerial inspections they conducted, particularly in the provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Tarlac.

“Tayo ay kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ng aerial inspection sa Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, at Tarlac #KardingPH,” the caption said.

In another separate post, the president shared their situation briefing meeting, which was held at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) office in Camp Aguinaldo.

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“Kaninang umaga ay nagsagawa tayo ng isang situation briefing at presscon sa opisina ng NDRRMC sa Camp Aguinaldo upang pulungin ang bawat kawani ng mga ahensya tungkol sa sitwasyon sa bawat lugar na naapektuhan ng Bagyong Karding.”

“After our aerial inspection today, we found some areas that are still inundated with water. Nueva Ecija and Aurora are without power. We are sending gensets now.”

Typhoon Karding slightly intensified while moving over the West Philippine Sea, Pagasa reported on its latest severe weather bulletin, September 26.
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