DSWD-6 releases P24M aid to Kanlaon eruption victims 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI  has released  P24,090,978 in  assistance to  families affected by the June 3 eruption of Kanlaon Volcano in  Negros Island. 

Released were P3,214,550 worth of family food packs, P4,896,428 in non-food items and P15,980,000 in cash assistance, a DSWD  report said Wednesday, July 10. 

Distributed were to 4,334  family food packs,  while the  non-food items  included sleeping kits and hygiene kits, the DSWD said.  

The cash assistance provided was P10,000 each for 1,598 displaced families  who  evacuated immediately after the eruption of Kanlaon, it added. 

Ten families composed of 34 individuals remain in two evacuation centers, it said. 

The 10 families live within the four-kilometer permanent danger zone and were not given permission to return to their  residences, the DSWD said.* 

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