You can read the original version of this report at this link at ABS-CBN . I am republishing it and adding the numbers and Twitter accounts that you can call or tweet to inform the DSWD and Malacanang to help make sure this town is not forgotten.
TACLOBAN CITY — The town of Sta. Rita is the first town in Samar after the San Juanico Bridge, but despite its accessibility, residents said they have yet to receive aid from the government.
Residents of the town wait by the road every day, waiting for some of the relief trucks coming from Tacloban City to stop and provide them with aid.
According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), they have delivered relief goods to all affected towns in Samar and Leyte.
However, residents of Sta. Rita said they haven’t received any aid from the government or any private organization.
Residents wonder why they haven’t received any relief goods.
They have resorted to writing messages on boards and posting these signs on posts and tree trunks, to catch the attention of passing relief trucks.
Most of the damaged houses in town have been rebuilt, and what the residents need at the moment are food and other basic needs.
The DSWD said that they will look into the incident and find out what happened to the relief goods intended for Sta. Rita. — report from Jenny Reyes, ABS-CBN News
You can help:
The Department of Social Welfare and Development and Malacanang have posted a tweet which gives a phone number you can call or text to report towns and barangays who are not receiving aid. The number is 09209463766. You can also tweet to DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman direction — @dinkysunflower, and to DSWD’s official twitter account @dswdserves. (And there is plenty of evidence that both Dinky Soliman personally and DSWD institutionally, are minding their tweets and texts.
Here is the tweet:
— DSWD (@dswdserves) November 20, 2013