Philippine Standard Time:
Your browser is not supported for the Live Clock Timer, please visit the Support Center for support.
  • Home
  • News
  • Bangon Northern Luzon starts emergency drive

Bangon Northern Luzon starts emergency drive

By: Manila Standard

Volunteer workers of Bangon Northern Luzon have mounted emergency relief operations in areas of Cagayan province hardest hit by Super Typhoon “Ompong’s” fury.

As of Tuesday, the relief operation already distributed 1,500 packages to families and individuals in partnership with the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon under Secretary Raul Lambino.

Lambino is also administrator and CEO of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority through which the relief effort is being coordinated.

Spokesman Joseph Garcia of the lead organization Andres P. Tamayo Sr. Foundation Inc. said “our aim is to help address the immediate needs of families affected by the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year.”

The relief drive also includes rehabilitation assistance, Garcia said, and will reach across parts of Northern Luzon that bore the brunt of Ompong’s destructive 205-kph winds.

Each relief pack, Garcia said, contained basic goods such as blanket, sleeping mat, medicines, rice, noodles, bottled water and water pail.

A second batch of 1,500 relief packs was en route to Cagayan Wednesday while another truck load of relief packs were sent to Nueva Vizcaya, he said.

“DDT Construct Inc. and Whiteport Inc., two construction companies behind the APTSFI, jump-started the relief operations through the two companies corporate contributions,” Garcia said.

Aside from the APTSFI and CEZA, both entities have carried out relief works in the past, Garcia identified five partner organizations in the Bangon Northern Luzon relief effort.

These are the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rotary Club of Makati South, Rotary International District 3830, APO United International Organization Inc. and the Association for Philippines-China Understanding.

#Bangon Northern Luzon has set up its command center at Shore 2 Condominium, Seaside Boulevard, MOA Complex in Pasay City, where volunteers from partner organizations have been repacking relief goods. It can be reached through cellphone number +639175324039.

“Bangon Northern Luzon is reaching out to other benevolent donors and benefactors for assistance, in cash or in kind,” Garcia said.

http://www.manilastandard.net/news/national/276111/bangon-northern-luzon-starts-emergency-drive.html

VISITOR COUNTER

015004
Users Today : 452
Users Yesterday : 355
This Month : 10646
This Year : 10646
Total Users : 15004
Views Today : 3486
Total views : 195616

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

All content is in the public domain unless otherwise stated.

ABOUT GOVPH

Learn more about the Philippine government, its structure, how government works and the people behind it.