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No Noche Buena items for Yolanda victims

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Just two days before Christmas, victims of the howler of supertyphoon Yolanda are not going to receive any Noche Buena items but rather they will be receiving larger food items from the Social and Welfare department, Secretary Dinky Soliman said.

Soliman told dzRH radio in an interview that contrary to the usual practice of the department, the DSWD will not be distributing Noche Buena items for victims of typhoon Yolanda because there are still 918,000 families did not receive help.

However, the Soliman denied reports that the DSWD is lacking supply of relief goods for the victims in eastern Visayas.

She said the relief operations continue and food items are being distributed to 275,000 families.

The DSWD secretary also said they are packing 25 kilos of rice and other grocery items that could last up to two weeks.

So far, 3,339,032 food packs are already distributed to typhoon victims.

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