MANILA (Mabuhay) – As the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues its investigation on the reported dumping of rotten relief goods meant for typhoon “Yolanda” survivors, Malacanang said on Saturday that it will be open to whatever its outcome may be.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte raised the issue in an interview on state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan following reports that typhoon survivors were blaming the DSWD for failing to deliver relief goods in Palo, Leyte early enough after the typhoon battered Eastern Visayas last November.
“Hintayin po natin, kasi bukas naman po tayo doon sa mga magiging resulta ng imbestigasyon nila Secretary (Dinky) Soliman,” Valte said.
She noted that there were instances where relief goods did not go through the DSWD and that non-government organizations themselves brought and distributed them to calamity-hit areas.
“…Meron po talagang mga instances na hindi naman po idinadaan ‘yung mga relief goods sa DSWD. In fact, kahit ho ‘yung ibang mga local NGO, minsan sila po talaga ‘yung nagdadala at nagpupunta doon at nagpapamigay,” she said. (MNS)