Palawan province kicks off relief efforts for thousands of families affected by Vinta
The Palawan provincial government has already kicked off relief efforts for thousands of families who have evacuated due to Tropical Storm Vinta this Christmas season.
Starting December 24, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) has already held monitoring and response activity to assist the residents affected by the storm in 11 local government units in the province,
The meeting yesterday was led by Palawan Vice Governor Dennis M. Socrates and representatives fro the PDRRMO, WESCOM, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Provincial Health Office, Rescue 165, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Interior and Local Department, among others.
“Naging sentro ng usapin ang pagpapadala ng mga relief goods sa mga nasalanta, kabilang sa mga ibinabahaging tulong ay ang mga used clothes, gamot, kitche utensils at mga pagkain,”
As of yesterday, 11 municipalities have been affected, 2,178 families or 7,289 individuals have already evacuated.
Palawan Rep. Frederick Abueg, meanwhile, has asked netizens for their help to identify and locate the families affected by the typhoon.
“Kasama PGP at LGUs pr e identify nasalantang pamilya at brgy pr ilapit s DSWD, DOH, NHA, at natl disaster office at kinauukulan. Malaking tulong kung picturan at ipost sa website nila (at dito) para sa agarang tulong ng lahat sa mga nasalanta! God bless southern Palawan, especially Balabac!”Rep. Abueg posted in his Facebook account.