Disaster relief operations are already underway for Super Typhoon Rolly hard-hit areas, spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista flew to Catanduanes on Tuesday to oversee the distribution of assistance to family affected by the natural disaster.
Bautista, accompanied by Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua, distributed family food packs (FFPs) to resident.
Latest data reported that around 3,000 FFPs, 400 pieces of 20-liter bottled water, and 3,944 small bottled mineral water from Maynilad are being loaded to a Coast Guard vessel for dispatch to Catanduanes.
At present, DSWD-Bicol region, in coordination with the provincial government, is conducting rapid damage and needs assessment to determine exact damage brought about by the disaster and to identify appropriate interventions that will be provided to the affected families to help them further cope with their difficult situation.