The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office 10, received a total of 200 metric tons or 200,000 kilos of rice from the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam intended for distribution to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Marawi City who will be returning home.
His Excellency Ly Quoc Tuan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Philippines, handed over the donation to DSWD Undersecretary for Legislative Liaison Affairs and Special Presidential Directives in the Mindanao Region Luzviminda Ilagan, and Southeast Asia Division I Director Marford Angeles of the Office of the Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a ceremonial turnover at the DSWD Warehouse, Dalipuga, Iligan City, April 5.
DSWD Field Office 10 Regional Director Nestor Ramos recognized the support of the Government of Vietnam for the families affected by the Marawi armed conflict.
“We appreciate your trust and confidence in us to manage the distribution process of the donation in collaboration with the Local Government Unit of Marawi. Your generosity will go a long way in the provision of needed relief for internally displaced residents of Marawi,” Ramos said.
The 8,000 sacks of rice weighing 25 kilos each are now at the DSWD Warehouse in Iligan City.
The donated rice will be turned over to the LGU of Marawi, which in turn, will be distributed to the returning IDPs in their city.
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