MARAWI CITY, Dec. 07 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) formally opened to public its Satellite Office at Barangay Tampilong, Marawi City to continuously adhere to its mandate as “maagap na serbisyo at DSWD pra sa nakararami”.
Asec. Felix Castro, Jr. of HUDCC and Field Office Manager, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said “Isang magandang action ng DSWD na ilapit ang serbisyo nito sa mga taong nangangailangan. We are grateful that DSWD opened a satellite office in the city of Marawi because it saves time, effort and eliminates difficulty in transporting the goods to the affected families.”
“Actually, our office is also planning to create a satellite office in Marawi City.” Asec. Castro added.
Atty. Majul Gandamra, Marawi City Mayor, said “Kami ay nagpapasalamt sa DSWD sa kanilang maagap na pagtugon sa mga pangangailangan ng ating mga IDPs. Sa simula pa lamang ng sigalot sa Marawi, ang DSWD ay nariyan upang tumolong at tumugon sa pangangailangan ng ating mamamayan sa Marawi.”
A Mobile Storage Unit (MSU) will be built to house all the food and non-food items to be provided to the returning IDPs.
The satellite office of DSWD is opened 7 days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm to cater all the queries, concerns, and grievances of the returning IDPs. Also, the staff of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Unit (DRRMU) of Field Office XII together with DSWD DReAMB were working beyond their working hours to ensure that all concerns and necessary preparations were met.
Director Taha also shared that DSWD satellite office will serve as convergence office of other line agencies, civil society organizations and other offices in providing assistance to the affected families. #