Robredo volunteers continue relief operations for families affected by “Odette”


The group of volunteers “Dapat si Leni” mobilizes aid in Negros Oriental on Christmas Day.

MANILA, Philippines – Volunteers of aspiring Vice President Leni Robredo continued to mobilize relief efforts for families displaced by Typhoon “Odette” over Christmas weekend.

In Taft Municipality in Eastern Samar, volunteers organized a “lugawone” activity in several barangays, including one held after Simbang Gabi on December 24 at St. James the Greater Parish Church.

Meanwhile, the Dapat Si Leni – Guimaras group, in collaboration with Hatagi.ph, brought Noche Buena parcels for 150 families, children’s toys and provided sunlamps, masks, hygiene kits and first aid kits at Unisan Island in Guimaras.

A total of 300 relief kits were also shared by volunteers at an evacuation center in barangay Palaslan in the town of Tayasan and neighboring coastal areas of Negros Oriental, where most of the evacuees were staying in temporary shelters.

On Christmas Day, volunteers distributed relief packages in Manjuyod and Bindoy in Negros Oriental.

On December 26, Raffy Magno, head of Angat Buhay in the Office of the Vice President (OVP), said about 65 tons of relief supplies had been repacked for distribution at the Katipunan Relief Operations Center, Quezon City. .

Then Sunday evening, 30 tons of drinking water were on their way to Cebu and Bohol for families affected by the typhoon.

There were also 2,000 food packages, 2,000 bags of rice and 10 tonnes of potable water loaded onto a Philippine Navy ship at Sangley Point, which will provide humanitarian aid to Palawan.

Rescue operations at the Oppra Elementary School evacuation center in Cebu were also carried out, where 18 families are seeking temporary shelter.

“Sa masamang palad, lahat sila is nawalan ng tahanan; layunin nating makatulong man in mabawasan the kanilang mga isipin lalo did not malapit na ring mag-bagong horsefly. Sa mga volunteers na bumisita sa kanila, maraming salamat po! ” The Robredo People’s Council said in a statement.

(Sadly, they all lost their homes; we aim to at least help reduce their burden, especially as the New Year approaches. To the volunteers who visited, thank you very much.)

Apart from these efforts, volunteers over the Christmas weekend also conducted humanitarian aid and palugaw operations in the town of Talisay in Cebu and in the town of Sipalay in the Negros Occidental.

Dapat si Leni volunteers also set up free charging stations in five different locations with the help of generator owners, while Team Leni Robredo-Kabankalan section and Binalbagan volunteers, Negros Occidental distributed food packages of relief and shared lugaw (porridge) with affected families. .

Robredo also traveled to provinces battered by “Odette”, bringing relief kits and coordinating relief operations, as well as meeting with local officials on how his office can help them in their rehabilitation efforts.

As of December 27, the National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) said the death toll from Typhoon “Odette” had reached 389.

The typhoon also caused more than 28 million pesos in damage to 506,404 houses; more than 16 billion pesos of damage to 276 infrastructures, and; 5 billion pesos in damage to agriculture.

According to the NDRRMC, a total of 334 towns and municipalities in Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Caraga have declared a state of calamity.

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