The City Government has raised two truckloads of relief goods with a cash value of P202,935.52 as of Nov. 23.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the donations which were received and managed by the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development under OCSWD Officer Betty Fangasan had been ferried to typhoon-stricken Tuguegarao City last Nov. 24.
The city will continue to receive donations in cash and in kind at the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO Bldg.) at Lower Quarry.
Personnel from the Public Order and Safety Division led by Marvin Herrera and Daryll Longid provided assistance in picking up and hauling the donated items.
The transport was facilitated by the CDRRMO headed by Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Yolanda Munar whose team composed of Operations and Warning Officer Julius Santos, Jayson Jamorabon and Roberto Abrod accompanied by William Pal-og, Clarence Calos and Silverio Packoy of the City Engineering Office comprised the crew that delivered the goods to Tuguegarao City.
They were warmly welcomed by the Cagayanos led by Governor Manuel Mamba.
Apart from the relief drive, the city government donated a total of P2.8 million from its LDRRM quick response fund to the provinces in Regions II and V which were badly hit by Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.
In Ordinance No. 148 signed by Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong, the provinces and cities the financial assistance will include Cagayan – P300,000, Tuguegarao City – P200,000, Isabela – P500,000, and P300,000 each for Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon. – Aileen P. Refuerzo