To pave the way for the construction of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional warehouse in Batangas Province, DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Batangas Provincial Government represented by Gov. Hermilando Mandanas on July 12.

The agreement stipulated the arrangements of both parties in the realization of the regional warehouse which will be constructed on a 5,356 square-meter land owned by the province in Brgy. Malainin, Ibaan, Batangas.

DSWD Batangas Warehouse MOA Signing
DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista (seated, center) shows the Memorandum of Agreement which he signed with Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas for the construction of DSWD regional warehouse in the province on July 12. (Photo courtesy of Field Office IV-A)

MOA Objectives

According to DSWD Secretary Bautista, this project will help the Department to efficiently and effectively deliver assistance to the families residing in Batangas and near-by provinces during calamities.

The warehouse will serve as an additional storage area of relief goods and other stockpiles of DSWD.

Batangas Governor Mandanas sent his gratitude to DSWD for this project. He believed that the warehouse will be a great opportunity for his fellow-Batanguenos to have easy access to the government’s resources during disasters.

As arranged, DSWD will construct, within five years, the regional warehouse that could be used by the Department for 25 years.

DSWD is committed to continue to ensure that all vulnerable families and individuals have easy access to government programs and services.

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