DSWD receives more donations from foreign governments
Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star) - December 4, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Social Welfare and Development continues to receive donations from foreign governments and organizations for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

The DSWD office in Cebu City received the donation of the Ukraine government over the weekend.

The donation consists of 15,390 blankets, 8,338 water purification filters, 6,144 tins of stewed beef, 3,456 disinfectant tablets, 500 mattresses, 500 pillows, and 21 electric generators with lighting equipment and cable network.

Butrymovych Mychailo Konstyantynovych, deputy director of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, brought the donated items on board a cargo plane from Kiev to Mactan Air Base in Cebu City.

The DSWD in Cebu also formally received from the International Medical Corps (IMC) $28,470 worth of medical supplies, consisting of water purification tablets, water bags, and other medical items.

“Part of the donations was provided by our partners such as the MAP International, Heart to Heart International, and AmeriCares,” Marin Tomas, Global Logistics Manager of IMC, said.

He said the IMC is also purchasing medicines here to supplement those that they have brought.

The group also sent medical teams to Tacloban City and Tanauan in Leyte, Guiuan in Eastern Samar, Roxas City in Capiz and to the evacuation centers in Cebu.

“This is in partnership with Medical Teams International, Stanford University and Harvard University,” Tomas said.

BUTRYMOVYCH MYCHAILO KONSTYANTYNOVYCH CEBU CEBU CITY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT EASTERN SAMAR GLOBAL LOGISTICS MANAGER INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS MACTAN AIR BASE MARIN TOMAS MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL ROXAS CITY
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