IN light of the ongoing monsoon season and its impact on the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-CAR) has readied nearly 30,000 food packs for the region’s residents.

Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) Regional Director Albert Mogol in a report said that the DSWD-CAR has readied the 29,843 food packs in its storehouses across the region, worth some P15 million.

The lion’s share of the stored food packs, which contain rice, 3-in-1 coffee, canned fish, canned meat, and noodles, are in the DSWD-CAR regional warehouse in La Trinidad, Benguet, where 22,151 food packs are currently stored.

2,000 food packs are currently stored in Abra; 1,926 in Apayao; 1,234 in Ifugao; 1,343 in Mountain Province; and 1,189 in Kalinga. Including the La Trinidad stockpiles, the DSWD across the region has stockpiles worth PHP15.06 million.

The DSWD-CAR also has another 2,000 ready-to-eat meals in its storehouses.

According to the report, the DSWD-CAR also has 685 tents, 2,470 boxes of sleeping kits, 1,490 boxes of family kits, 642 hygiene kits, 1,252 boxes of kitchen kits, 34 rolls of laminated sacks, and 10,953 pieces of “malong” ready for distribution to monsoon- affected residents in the region when the need arises.