Several families were displaced from their homes due to flooding triggered by continuous rain in Barangays Macgum, Suawon, and Limbaan.
Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib has ordered the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) to coordinate with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWDO) in Davao City for the immediate distribution of food packs.
The families were affected by heavy flooding after the Saug and Macgum rivers swelled due to heavy downpour last week. The PSWDO initially provided food and water provisions to the displaced families on January 20.
Jubahib also took the opportunity to urge the residents to always heed government warnings in times of disaster.
"As we continue to recover from the devastating floods, it is important that we come together as a community to support those who have been affected," Jubahib said.
Jubahib assures residents that the provincial government is doing everything in its power to provide aid and assistance to those in need.
"We cannot stress enough the importance of taking government warnings seriously," Jubahib said. "By doing so, we can prevent loss of life and minimize damage to property."
The food packs distributed by the governor’s office include rice, canned goods, and other basic necessities. The distribution is part of the Jubahib administration’s ongoing efforts to provide aid and assistance to those affected by the floods.
"We will continue to work tirelessly to provide for the needs of our residents during this difficult time," Jubahib said.
He thanked DSWD for the prompt response to his request of providing food assistance to the affected families.