Diana Enciso, a resident of Dolores, Eastern Samar, happily receives her family’s share of food allocation by the World Food Programme and Department of Social Welfare and Development, composed of high energy biscuits as well as rice from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Photo credit: WFP Philippines/Anthony Chase Lim

Philippines: What Makes Diana Enciso Smile Despite Typhoon Hagupit

The town of Dolores in Eastern Samar experienced the brunt of Typhoon Hagupit when it made its first landfall in the area on 6 December 2014. Here is the story of Diana Enciso who shares her experience during Hagupit.


In 2006, following a request of the Government of the Philippines, WFP returned to the country to complement the government’s efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Mindanao by addressing the food security needs of vulnerable people in conflict-affected areas.