Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) transports 200 sacks of rice, five sacks of sugar and 50 boxes of noodles to the Philippine National Police national headquarters which will be distributed to the victims of Super Typhoon “Rolly” and Typhoon “Ulysses.” (PRO-6 photos)
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The provincial government of Negros Occidental and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) – Southern Visayas district announced yesterday that they will send aid to the victims of the typhoons that struck Luzon earlier this month.
Provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said the provincial government will send a total of P1 million each for the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes. The cash assistance was directly requested by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.
Diaz, however, pointed out the financial assistance is still being discussed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The assistance is targeted to be given to the victims of Super Typhoon “Rolly.”
Additional funds are also being prepared for the victims of Typhoon “Ulysses,” and an emergency meeting would be called in order to act on the allocation request.
Diaz has also extended his sympathies to the typhoon victims on behalf of the provincial government.
Meanwhile, PCG-Southern Visayas district commander, Captain Eduardo De Luna, said they are also accepting donations, this time for the victims of the heavy flooding in the Cagayan Valley and Bicol regions.
De Luna said they are specifically asking for donations of non-perishable food such as canned goods, powdered milk and rice. The local PCG is also asking for bottles of drinking water.
He said all gathered supplies will then be picked up by PCG vessels which will then take it to the affected areas.
De Luna said residents of Negros may drop their donations at their nearest PCG sub-station or at the PCG-Southern Visayas district headquarters located at San Patricio Blvd., Barangay Banago, Bacolod City./DGB, WDJ