To expedite the delivery of family food packs (FFPs) to local government units (LGUs) affected by granular lockdown in Western Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) tapped the logistical support of the Cebu Pacific Airlines.
In response, the Airline has sponsored the transport of 10,000 FFPs from Manila to Caticlan on October 10-21.
The relief assistance, worth more than P6.3 million, was delivered to DSWD-Field Office VI for distribution to the families affected by localized lockdowns in the region. The Department continues to provide the affected LGUs with food packs, as part of its resource augmentation.
Based on the DSWD-National Resource and Logistics Management Bureau (NRLMB), Cebu Pacific has committed to airlift the food packs via free-of-charge cargo in support to the ongoing pandemic response operations of the Department.
“We are grateful of Cebu Pacific Airlines’ generosity and continuous support to the Department’s relief operations. This will greatly help the DSWD to efficiently and immediately provide our kakabayans with the assistance that they need especially amid these uncertain times,” DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista said.
The DSWD vowed to continue to support families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.