DAVAO CITY Nov. 13 (PIA) — The vice chair of the response cluster of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) has called on universities and colleges who have graduating students in Social Work and Psychology to consider sending them to the evacuation sites as added hands in camp management.
She noticed that two to three personnel workers are not enough to manage a large number of evacuees in camps
Grace Q. Subong, OIC-regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development XI said they have called on the assistance from other DSWD offices in regions which are not affected by the recent disaster.
“We already asked for help from other areas. Incidentally, it is a learning experience for graduating social work and psychology students to learn and to reach out to the needy,” she said.
Retired Major General Manuel Ochotorena, director of the Office of Civil Defense XI and RDRRMC XI chair cited to do mutual aiding on areas greatly affected by the earthquakes.
He said other local government units especially those which are not affected must help the needy.
“Maganda na yung tayo ang tumutulong kaysa tayo ang tinutulungan,” Ochotorena stressed. (PIA XI)