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‘Ompong’ victims in NLuzon get help


SANTA ANA, Cagayan: An emergency relief group said it has reached more than 5,535 typhoon-hit families in six provinces in Northern Luzon as it continued to bring more goods and support to already identified areas hardest-hit by super Typhoon Ompong.

The Bangon Northern Luzon (BNL), in coordination with the office of Secretary Raul Lambino, Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon, said a total of 2,535 families in Cagayan already received packages of relief goods in their post-typhoon effort.

“The emergency relief operation means a lot to our people in communities that are struggling to recover from the destruction,” Lambino added.

Joseph Garcia, spokesman for BNL’s lead organization Andres P. Tamayo S. Foundation Inc. (APTSFI), said their relief operations also served 1,000 families in Ilocos Sur, 1,000 in Mountain Province and Benguet and 500 each in Apayao and Abra provinces.

He added that the BNL has accepted donations mostly in kind from their partner-donors ready for dispatch to the typhoon victims that include Manilacocker Club, Inc., Ferdinand Domingo, CEZA, Alfredo Pontejos Jr., CFL Missionary Group, Emy Gallevo, Robert and Imelda Sison, Ruby Borja, Association for Philippine-China Understanding, ABS NGO thru Rep. Catallina Pizzaro, Enrique Gonzales, Pancho Lopez Tan and Puregold Mindanao Avenue Branch.


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