DSWD readies ‘pabaon' packs for displaced Marawi residents

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 24 2017 11:03 PM

ILIGAN CITY - Workers hired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are on double time to cope with the needed 10,000 food packs per day for Marawi evacuees.

According to one of the workers, they can meet the daily requirement even when packing is still done manually.

The production only gets delayed when goods are not delivered on time.

Task Force Bangon Marawi Executive Director Usec. Cesar Yano earlier said he wants to localize and mechanize the repacking after receiving complaints of delayed distribution and insufficient food provisions.

DSWD-10 needs to produce more food packs in preparation for the evacuees' return to Marawi. 

Initially, more than 6,000 families will be sent back to unaffected barangays. Each family will receive 15 "pabaon" food packs and cash from DSWD.