Government agencies readies relief supplies as typhoon `Ofel’ moves away from PHL
TACLOBAN CITY – Government agencies readied relief goods supplies and medicines after storm “Ofel” exited while rescue effort is ongoing for a missing fisherman in Southern Leyte.
In a report of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) released noontime, some P1.27 million worth of relief goods and standby funds have been in place by the Department of Social and Welfare and Development to augment efforts of local government units.
Close to P200,000 worth of medicines were delivered by the Department of Health to the provinces of Biliran, Eastern Samar, Samar, Northern Samar.
“Our advice to the local risk reduction and management council is to use local resources first and immediately seek for assistance from the national government if needed,” said OCD Regional Rey Gozon.
Of the P1.27 million budget by the DSWD, P459,596 are standby fund and P811,850 are relief supplies.
Gozon said that there are ongoing rescue efforts for Jon Rey Acaso, 28, of Brgy. Nueva Estrella, Pintuyan, Southern Leyte, who have been missing since October 22.
In Babatngon, Leyte, some 126 families were affected by a landslide in Barangay District 4. No casualties and major damage to properties have been reported in the mudslide site.
He added that all affected residents have been allowed to go home after the typhoon exited the region Thursday. The Philippine Coast Guard has given sea vessels the go signal to leave the region’s ports. (SARWELL Q. MENIANO)
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