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Flood-Hit Families In Agusan, Davao Provinces Get Aid From OVP


Flood-Hit Families In Agusan, Davao Provinces Get Aid From OVP


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The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has sent food and relief goods for the families badly hit by the recent floods in the provinces of Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Davao de Oro.

“Thank you, Vice President Inday Sara (Duterte),” Agusan del Sur Gov. Santiago Cane Jr. said in a statement Thursday, adding that the food and relief goods will help the 1,000 families affected by the recent floods.

Cane received the assistance, consisting of 200 sacks of rice and 140 boxes of relief goods, through the staff of the OVP’s Disaster Operations Center (DOC) on Wednesday.

Cane said 170 sacks of rice will be appropriated to the municipality of Bunawan while 30 sacks will be sent to the affected families in San Francisco town.

He also asked the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to facilitate the delivery and distribution of food and relief goods.

The OVP also sent 100 sacks of rice for the flood victims in Agusan del Norte province on Tuesday.

Governor Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante expressed gratitude to Vice President Sara Duterte for the food aid intended for the flood victims in the province.


OVP aid in Davao area

Meanwhile, some 331 families currently staying in different evacuation centers in Davao del Norte’s town of Carmen were also provided with relief boxes containing sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets, hygiene kits such as alcohol, face masks and other sanitary items.

A separate 103 flood-affected families from the same town who opted to remain in their homes also received 500 sacks of rice from the OVP-DOC.

In Davao City, the OVP also delivered essentials to families affected by the Feb. 25 fire that hit two villages in the area.

Earlier this week, the OVP-DOC responded to the needs of 963 families or 3,000 individuals displaced by the fire that razed at least 1,200 houses in Barangay 21-C and Barangay 22-C, both situated along Quezon Boulevard of the city.

The OVP-DOC said it will be providing food for the victims for a week.

In addition, the Kalusugan Food Truck, a program of the OVP that seeks to help children suffering from malnutrition, hunger, and poor development, continues to serve as the mobile food kitchenis now in the two fire-affected areas in Davao City.

At least 623 families from Barangay 21-C and 360 families from Barangay 22-C have been identified by the city social welfare office as internally displaced.

The affected residents are seeking temporary shelter at the Barangay 21-C gymnasium and Barangay 22-C covered court, respectively. (PNA)