Tuguegarao City – Staff from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02 (DSWD FO2) joined a team that also includes members coming from the Department of Health (DOH) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in the conduct of Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) in the provinces of Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya.

The endeavor, which started last November 1, 2018, had the group divided into 4 teams, with two teams assigned in the provinces of Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya, another team to the coastal Isabela towns of Dinapigue, Divilacan, Maconacon and Palanan and another team assigned to conduct RDANA to the rest of the municipalities of Isabela.

To date, three teams have already finished doing their assessments while the team assigned in the coastal towns of Isabela is awaiting the chopper that would fetch them and take them back to Tuguegarao City.

The OCD, again in partnership with the DSWD and DOH, will conduct a post-RDANA meeting today, November 5, 2018, to discuss the results of the RDANA and come up with plans for the rehabilitation of affected areas.

According to the latest report coming from the Disaster Response and Management Division (DRMD) of the field office, there are 17,119 partially-damaged houses and 1,857 totally damaged houses in the region. The consolidated data comes from reports of different local government units (LGUs).

A total of 13,353 family food packs amounting to P4,801,920.00 has been given by the DSWD to affected families and individuals in the 3 provinces. ### By: Chester Carlo M. Trinidad, Social Marketing Unit