‘Om­pong’ vic­tims in NLu­zon get help

Manila Times - - Regions - LEANDER C. DOMINGO

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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