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Bangon Northern Luzon relief drive benefits 5,535 typhoon-hit families

By: Mark Djeron C. Tumabao

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Oct. 11 (PIA) — The Bangon Northern Luzon Emergency relief operations in six provinces hardest hit by Typhoon “Ompong” have already benefited a total of 5,535 families, a spokesman for the operations said.

In Cagayan, each of the 2,535 families received a pack of relief goods, according Joseph Garcia, spokesman of the lead organization, Andres P. Tamayo S. Foundation Inc. (APTSFI).

Garcia also revealed that the relief operations also served 1,000 families in Ilocos Sur, another 1,000 in Mt. Province and Benguet and 500 each in Apayao and Abra.

The relief drive has received donations in kind, valued at more than P1.2 million pesos as of September 27, according to Garcia who also thank the donors “for their generosity in spirit and genuine concern for typhoon victims.”

The Office of the Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon under Secretary Raul L. Lambino is also coordinating the continuing post-typhoon relief effort.

“The emergency relief operation means a lot to our people in communities that are struggling to recover from the destruction,” said Lambino, who is also administrator and CEO of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority based in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.

Bangon Northern Luzon released the list of donors broken down as follows: Manilacocker Club Inc (P500,000), Ferdinand Domingo (P100,000), CEZA (P100,000), Alfredo Pontejos Jr. (P10,000), CFL Missionary Group (P7,000), Emy Gallevo (P5,000), Robert and Imelda Sison (P3,000), Ruby Borja (P2,000); Association for Philippine-China Understanding (P525.60 and P160,000), ABS NGO (c/o Rep. Catallina Pizzaro, P22,403.48), Enrique Gonzales (P37,852.50), Pancho Lopez Tan (P2,500) and Puregold Mindanao Avenue Branch (P14,000).# (MDCT/With reports from Charlotte Collado/PIA-2)

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