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DSWD ready to augment resources of LGUs for lockdown-hit families

DSWD

In line with the implementation of granular lockdowns as announced by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to augment the resources of the Local Government Units (LGUs) under the said new quarantine scheme starting September 16.

Pursuant to the Memorandum Circular No. 11, series of 2021, the DSWD will assist the different LGUs with risk-level classification through the provision of Family Food Packs (FFPs).

With this scheme, only certain areas such as barangays, streets, sitio, purok, or subdivisions identified as ‘critical zones’ or high risk for the COVID-19 would be placed under a lockdown.

Co-Sharing of Resources

The provision of family food packs to the affected residents will be through a co-sharing of responsibility by the DSWD and the LGU.

Makati City Pabakuna

Residents living in these areas will receive food packs from their respective LGU for the first seven days while the Department will augment for the remaining seven days during the entire quarantine period, based on the signed guidelines.

The Department also clarified that this special assistance aims to support the daily needs of a household during the lockdown. Each household will receive three food packs for their consumption within seven days. One FFPs is good for a family of five for two to three days.

Furthermore, the DSWD will provide three FFPs to COVID positive individuals who will be isolated to a government authorized quarantine facility or individuals who will be advised for a home quarantine as certified and monitored by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team.

In case there will an extension of the lockdown, the Department will still augment the resources of the LGU in providing the needed food packs to the affected.