'Pablo' victims, militants leave DSWD office in Davao


Posted at Feb 28 2013 02:48 PM | Updated as of Feb 28 2013 11:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Over 1,000 survivors of typhoon "Pablo" have left the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 11 office in Davao City after coming to an agreement with local officials.

They ended their barricade Wednesday night after local DSWD officials agreed to turn over 100 sacks of rice to the group.

The DSWD also promised to provide Pablo survivors rehabilitation support for six months.

Some of them have already gone home while others spent the night at the Assumption College of Davao.

The activists accused the DSWD of hoarding the relief goods for the survivors of typhoon Pablo.

They ransacked the office on Tuesday, taking with them sacks of rice that were supposed to be distributed to victims of Tropical Depression Crising. -- Report from Danjo Revilla, dzMM; With ANC