DAVAO CITY — The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started distributing emergency cash transfers to the victims of the shear line, low-pressure area (LPA) and the Masara landslide in Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao de Oro.

More than 200,000 families were affected by the shear line, about 440,000 by the LPA trough and about 2,200 by the landslide, according to data from the agency.

Vanessa B. Goc-ong, regional director of DSWD 11, on Monday said they started distributing the aid to 70,000 target beneficiaries in Davao del Norte.

The number of beneficiaries could still increase based on a report by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office,” she told reporters. — Maya M. Padillo