Remember: DSWD spoiled P2.8 worth of Yolanda relief goods

It was in 2014 when former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman admitted that their department spoiled 7,527 Family Food Packs worth P2,784,900 that were intended for survivors of the super typhoon Yolanda that affected areas in Visayas.
Former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman / Photo from Official Gazette

Soliman said that while transferring the food packs from Cebu City to Tacloban City, they got wet because they were not covered.

According to the report of the Commission on Audit (COA), there were over 19,172 canned goods, 81 packs of noodles, and 21 sacks of rice that were wasted.

Aside from that there were P69,296,400 worth of bottled water that were not distributed because of “lack of transport facilities."

Despite this, Soliman had said that they have utilized 90% of the cash donations that have been given. The total of which amounts to P1,121,890,457.

Ito pong [COA] audit na ito ay tiningnan noong November to December 2013. Hindi nila na-examine ‘yung [relief operations] ngayong 2014. As of August 28, ang atin na pong natanggap na foreign and local donations ay P1,121,890,457. At 90 percent po niyan ay amin nang na-utilize, kasama na doon ‘yung nakita nila na P780 million plus na hindi raw na-utilize,” Soliman said.

Soliman added that the department’s “Cash for Work” program, as well as livelihood projects, emergency shelter assistance, and procurement of non-food items, was paid for by the cash donations that were given.


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Source: Inquirer
Remember: DSWD spoiled P2.8 worth of Yolanda relief goods Remember: DSWD spoiled P2.8 worth of Yolanda relief goods Reviewed by Nathan Singson on April 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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