A total of 90,867 medical consultations and 320,800 nutrition services were given to evacuees who are affected by the ongoing crisis in Marawi City as reported by the Task Force Bangon Marawi.
In an article by DavaoToday, Task Force Bangon Marawi Assistant Secretary Toby Purisima said during the “Mindanao Hour” that combined government and non-governmental relief operations were able to penetrate affected families at evacuation centers and those that are classified as home-based evacuees.
Purisima said that apart from the relief operations, the Department of Trade and Industry provided its help by giving out training tools and materials to evacuees for their business and livelihood training.
Such training materials include those for sewing and were given to 40 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who previously underwent training on dressmaking under the assistance of the Skills Mastery Institute.
Using 40 kilograms of garments, The IDP’s first batch of garments produced out of 40 kilograms garments provided by DTI were sold at Robinsons Iligan Pasalubong Centers and during the Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair in Cagayan de Oro City from August 15 to September 10, 2017, and produced a total of P71,185.
On the other hand, the Philippine National Police deployed trained female police units and put up posts at areas near evacuation centers to back up police vigilance.
Purisima added that the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council is eyeing for a water system to be installed on December at the location of the ongoing construction of transitional shelters.