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Rappler's latest stories on relief goods


[EXPLAINER] State auditors have bad news for COVID-19 ‘epal’

Apr 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Officials who plaster their names and pictures on government-funded relief goods and materials will be obliged by COA to pay back

Duterte says relief goods should not be given to local officials

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells national government officials to give relief goods directly to Filipinos because local officials will only politicize the process if they are in charge

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Special Adviser for Foreign Affairs to the Japanese Prime Minister Katsuyaki Kawai who paid a courtesy call on the President at Malacañan Palace on January 17, 2018. Joining Kawai are Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Third Secretary Akira Kawada. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DSWD apologizes for spoiled relief goods in Boracay

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says the contamination happened during the handling and hauling of relief goods, adding that it 'must not happen again'

DSWD: Relief goods ready for Tropical Depression Domeng

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Domeng continues to have maximum winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h

DSWD gives P5 million in aid to LGUs affected by Mayon

Jan 21, 2018 - 9:50 PM

There are now at least 6,459 families or 24,381 persons in 29 evacuation centers in Camalig, Guinobatan, Daraga, Ligao, Malilipot, Sto Domingo, and Tabaco

Farmers in Camalig town till their farmland while the restive Mayon volcano is ejecting lava falling down towards Barangay Miisi, gully in Daraga, Albay. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018

DSWD thanks #ReliefPH volunteers

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:22 PM

More volunteers are needed. 'Your time is the most precious gift you have given those in need this holiday season', says DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco.

Caritas brings spirit of Christmas to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Caritas Palo, the humanitarian arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo, distributes relief goods in remote Biliran towns

NEEDS ASSESSMENT. Caritas Palo conducts needs assessment in Naval town in Biliran province, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on December 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Caritas Palo

DSWD: Over 220,000 affected due to Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) DSWD says it, together with local government units, has provided P718,995 worth of assistance to those affected by the typhoon

(With baby) Rochel Waniwan, 34, cradles her  3-month daughter as she spends her first storm in the Cogon evacuation center in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, as residents brace for Urduja’s landfall, Thursday night, December 14. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Marawi humanitarian crisis grows even as battleground narrows

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:11 PM

A Maranao asks government to send more doctors medicines and drinking water for her fellow evacuees whose number has already reached about 360 000 MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz reports from Marawi City

PH Navy delivers fresh military hardware, relief goods for Marawi

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Seven tons of relief goods as well as additional military vehicles from the Philippine Marines are delivered

RELIEF GOODS. A volunteer carries relief goods for a waiting vehicle inside the deck of the BRP Davao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Aid reaches stranded residents in Marawi

Jun 02, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The DSWD continues to assist the affected families both in the evacuation centers and those staying outside evacuation centers Social Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says

DISPLACED. Soldiers escort rescued civilians at a village on the outskirts of Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:09 PM

DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units

#ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water

Apr 12, 2017 - 8:31 PM

We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

WATCH: Red alert: DSWD activates disaster response teams in Caraga

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:14 PM

UPDATED The lead agency for disaster response will conduct round the clock monitoring of the situation in areas affected by the magnitude 6 7 quake that hit Mindanao

fDISASTER RESPONSE. The Response Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is activated at 5pm, Saturday, February 11. Photo courtesy of DOTR Asec. Cesar Chavez

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:57 PM

This Office of Civil Defense describes the earthquake damage in Surigao as ‘extensive and widespread

DAMAGED STRUCTURE. Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10. Contributed photo

LOOK: What's inside DSWD's 'dignity kits' for flood victims?

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:43 AM

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13 000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

Jan 02, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also calls on the public to report irregularities in the distribution of relief goods

EVACUATION CENTER. A cop in Malilipot town in Catanduanes visits families that sought shelter at San Jose Elementary School during Typhoon Nina

Christmas comes early to Cagayan typhoon victims

Dec 17, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Victims of Super Typhoon Lawin get more help from different donors

EARLY CHRISTMAS. Trucks bearing relief goods arrive at the Cagayan provincial capitol. Photo courtesy of the Cagayan Public Information Office

Bigger DSWD warehouse now open to store relief goods

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The Australian government provides a P104 2 million grant to the DSWD for the building of the warehouse prepositioning of non food relief supplies and technical assistance

WAREHOUSE H. The new building can store 41,400 family packs, increasing the warehousing capacity of DSWD’s National Resource Operations Center by one third. Photo courtesy of DSWD

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to accept donations for Lawin survivors

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Donors can proceed to the nearest DSWD Field Office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center NROC in Pasay City

DSWD: PH has enough relief funds, foreign aid not needed now

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Hindi tayo dapat maging pala asa at pala hingi sa mga dayuhang gobyerno kung kaya nating tumindig sa sariling paa says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Volunteers repack relief goods in People's Gymnasium Tuguegarao, Cagayan Province. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing with thousands more lives interrupted Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins

HARD ROAD AHEAD. A family gathers their belongings along a highway after their house was destroyed by super typhoon Haima, in San Pablo town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:10 AM

At least 20 000 homes are partially destroyed in Cagayan with another 6 900 completely damaged

SIGN UP: DSWD needs volunteers for #LawinPH relief packing efforts

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Sign up here if you or your organization wish to help in packing additional relief goods for those affected by Super Typhoon Lawin

DSWD: P1M worth of relief goods given to families affected by Karen

Oct 16, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The DSWD says there are enough supplies for affected families but distribution is difficult in far flung areas

WATCH: #FerdiePH: Gov asks Duterte to help rehabilitate Batanes

Sep 18, 2016 - 10:33 AM

The initial estimate of the typhoon damage in the province is at P369 million

REBUILDING BATANES. An Ivatan family in a village in Basco, Batanes begins to rebuild their home which was destroyed by Typhoon Ferdie. Photo by DSWD/Batanes Provincial Social Welfare Office

#ReliefPH: Batanes needs potable water, canned goods, fuel

Sep 16, 2016 - 7:14 PM

As of September 16 more than 10 200 people in Batanes have been affected by Typhoon Ferdie Authorities have yet to reach the towns of Sabtang Itbayat and Mahatao

COA: OVP under Binay did not hold public biddings for relief goods

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The Commission on Audit says the 2015 procurement of relief goods worth P24 153 million under the leadership of former vice president Jejomar Binay was done through negotiated contracts

#ReliefPH: How to help those affected by monsoon rains

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:06 PM

DSWD provides guidelines on how Filipinos can help those who are displaced by heavy rains

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by southwest monsoon rain along AFP Road in Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

NDRRMC truck ambushed in Samar, 2 hurt

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:21 AM

2ND UPDATE The military believes the attack was carried out by the New People s Army

DSWD open to probe buried Yolanda relief goods – Soliman

Dec 06, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman says an investigation would give the Department the opportunity to clarify the issue

PROBE. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman openly welcomes any probe on the alleged burying of rice sacks in Leyte. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Binay on buried rice in Leyte: 'Bordering on criminal neglect'

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:21 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman says she has ordered a thorough investigation after 284 sacks of rice intended for Yolanda relief got spoiled and were buried in a Leyte town

POOR PERFORMANCE. Vice President Jejomar Binay criticizes Social Welfare Dinky Soliman over the department's lapses in distributing Yolanda relief goods.

VLOG: Lando-hit Aurora receives relief goods

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Some of the goods are bound for Casiguran the town where Lando first hit land Sunday morning

Roxas, Robredo visit Lando-hit areas: ‘No politics, just help’

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The standard bearer of the Liberal Party and his running mate avoid wearing the campaign s trademark yellow but political undertones of their visit to Nueva Ecija remain

‘NO POLITICS.’ Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo avoid wearing their campaign yellow in a visit to evacuation centers in Cabanatuan City, but a campaign jingle plays in one of the stops. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

DSWD, NGOs prepare relief goods for #ChedengPH response

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:45 PM

DSWD has a total of P271 74M worth of food packs and other items ready for distribution aside from the P19 9M in standby funds for purchase emergency relief supplies

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers rush the repacking of relief goods at the social welfare department’s Pasay City warehouse for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Maguindanao relief goods will run out if conflict drags - ARMM

Mar 04, 2015 - 10:03 AM

The military says there is no fixed timeline for its offensive against the breakaway BIFF

Residents displaced by the fighting are seen in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao. The military launched attacks against the the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao. Photo by Jef Maitem/Rappler

DSWD: Expired Seniang food packs distributed by accident

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:44 PM

DSWD clarifies that only two expired food packs were accidentally delivered to Seniang survivors in Negros Occidental

ESCAPE. Residents flee their inundated neighborhood in Misamis Oriental following heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Seniang on December 29, 2014. Photo by Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

Philippines rushes aid to displaced storm survivors

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED Military cargo planes will make 8 deliveries to worst hit Samar province while 2 Red Cross convoys will deliver thousands of food packs water purifiers blankets and hygiene kits

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers rush the repacking of relief goods at the social welfare department’s Pasay City warehouse for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

DSWD Region VIII denies expired Yolanda relief

Nov 08, 2014 - 5:51 PM

Without proper documentation the issue may remain an incessant case of he said she said But critics say that the contrast between claims may have a message in itself

14,000 Yolanda survivors still living near deadly sea

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez tells Rappler he can t move thousands of Yolanda Haiyan survivors out of danger zones yet

GRIM REMINDER. This grounded ship reminds passersby about Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that killed residents in this danger zone. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

DSWD admits some rotten relief goods given to Mayon evacuees

Oct 15, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Initial findings by Albay officials show that the canned goods may have been damaged in transit

A Pack of Hope against hunger

May 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM

First response post disaster includes ready to eat meals to fill hungry stomachs

PACK OF HOPE. DOST's newly developed RTE hopes to solve the hunger problem during the first few days after disasters. Photo from DOST website

Rotten food, joblessness, and other issues 6 months #afterYolanda

May 09, 2014 - 1:09 PM

DSWD answers questions raised by netizens regarding recovery efforts in Yolanda affected areas

DSWD looks into distribution of spoiled goods

Mar 21, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Malacañang says Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman is investigating the scope of the alleged distribution of spoiled relief goods in Leyte

Capiz folks walk 20 hours to get food aid

Dec 01, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Barangays in the eastern and western parts of Tapaz town in Capiz are accessible only by air A military chopper once dropped relief goods and that was it

DESTRUCTION IN CAPIZ. A damaged home barely stands amid barren trees in Capiz. Photo by Gerdee Mae Pedregosa of Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

Pacquiao to visit Samar towns, Tacloban Saturday

Nov 28, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Fresh from his boxing victory and facing a tax evasion case the Pambansang Kamao is bringing relief goods to typhoon victims as he has promised

Fake evacuees looting relief goods arrested

Nov 27, 2013 - 3:39 PM

A government car was among the vehicles allegedly used by looters to bring the relief packs outside the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City

EVACUEES: Typhoon survivors arrive at the Villamor airbase. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Tough luck: Vivian, choppers and a mad scramble

Nov 22, 2013 - 8:37 AM

The Margallo family in Palo Leyte survives Yolanda But the typhoon s aftermath is another story

WE WILL RETURN: Vivian Margallo will retun to Palo and build a new house for her family. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler