first_imgFor a family of five, a food pack isexpected to last for two days. “I am making a request to the DSWD forLibertad to be provided with 1,000 food packs,” Te said.Libertad – northernmost town of Antique – has a rich fishing industry but lacksrice. That is why some households there need food assistance from DSWD. Food packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 6 are now ready to be distributed to the targeted beneficiaries in Antique affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Each food pack is expected to last for two days for a family of five. PIO ANTIQUE SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of SocialWelfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 6 has readied 5,000 food packs for thepoorest of the poor families and others affected by the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) in this province.Luna Moscoso, chief of DSWD-6’s disaster response and management division, saidon April 21 that the food packs for the targeted beneficiaries in this capitaltown and in Barbaza town have already been delivered on Monday.“Each food pack is worth P360. It is composed of four cans of corned beef, fourcans of sardines, six coffee sachets, and six kilograms of rice,” Moscoso said.center_img “The food packs will be distributed tothe local government units of Antique that would be requesting them,” Moscoso added.According to her, families from geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas,along with the fourth and fifth class municipalities in this province will begiven priority in the distribution of the food packs. Meanwhile, Libertad town mayor Mary Jean Te said that she already wrote aletter to DSWD-6 director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre asking for food packs. She added that the local government unitof Libertad is going to distribute a sack of rice each to around 500households.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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