DSWD Region 5 distributes Family Food Packs (FFPs) to affected residents of Barangay Francia in Virac, Catanduanes | Photo: Lloyd Lara


The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office V continuously provides augmentation support to families affected by the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly. As of the 12:00NN data gathered through the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC), the agency has already provided 4,737 Family Food Packs (FFPs) to Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Sorsogon. The FFPs distributed costs a total of PhP 1,835,964.90. In addition, the agency also gave 1,000 pieces of Malong to Tabaco City in Albay.

Disaster Response to Catanduanes

Earlier today, the agency delivered 1,320 FFPs amounting to PhP 884,400.00 to the province of Catanduanes. The FFPs were initially distributed to affected residents of Barangay Francia in Virac and in the town of Bato where Super Typhoon Rolly made its first landfall.

Due to the extent of damage in the province, the agency will be providing additional 1,200 FFPs and 100 rolls of laminated sacks, currently in transit.

Strongest Typhoon in 2020

Super Typhoon Rolly, with its maximum sustained winds of 225km/h and gustiness of 280 km/h, was considered as the strongest typhoon of 2020. It left a total of 21,082 partially and 3,583 totally damaged houses regionwide, affecting 62,551 families with 238,652 individuals.