All 1,196 families or 4,858 persons displaced by Typhoon Lando reported to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-A has returned home. This is as per report of the agency’s Quick Response Team as of 9:00 PM of October 19, 2015.

The said affected families are from 18 municipalities in the provinces of Quezon, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite.

All throughout the duration of the monitoring of the Field Office, there are a total of 34 evacuation centers that opened in the region. Majority of these evacuation centers are in Quezon Province, specifically in the municipalities of Polillo, Jomalig, Gen. Nakar, Burdeos, Infanta, Panukulan and Patnanungan.

The DSWD has provided assistance to these affected families through the provision of relief goods to their respective local government units (LGUs).

As of time of reporting, the DSWD has provided 20,400 family food packs amounting to PhP7.4 Million to the provincial LGUs of Quezon and Laguna and the municipalities of Polillo, Infanta and Perez in Quezon and Pililla and Jalajala in Rizal.

The DSWD is continuously monitoring the status of affected areas in the region for the provision of necessary assistance and interventions along disaster response and rehabilitation.#