The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Negros Oriental has approved the release of P6 million in relief assistance to residents affected by killer-typhoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas and Eastern Samar.
On Thursday, the PDRRMC passed a resolution to give P1 million in relief aid each for Iloilo and Negros Occidental. It also realigned an earlier allocation of P4 million in relief assistance from Leyte to Eastern Samar, Adrian Sedillo of PDRRMC said yesterday.
He said the realignment was made after the outpouring of relief aid to Tacloban City and Leyte province, while Eastern Samar was still waiting for more donations.
The towns of Lawaan, Balangiga, Giporlos, Quinapondan, Salcedo, Mercedes, Hernani, and Balanghayan, all of Eastern Samar, will receive P500,000 each, he said.
The financial assistance for Western Visayas and Eastern Samar will be taken from the 30 percent Quick Response Fund of the calamity fund of Negros Oriental.
PDRRMC members traveled to Cebu yesterday to deliver the relief assistance of P1 million, and the two truckloads of relief goods that will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 7.
Meanwhile, around 17 six-wheeler trucks of relief goods from Cotabato are en route to Iloilo via Dumaguete and Bacolod City, accompanied by Cotabato officials and the provincial DSWD, said Lanete Sa-ad of the Dumaguete City DSWD, that provided assistance to the group that stayed overnight in Dumaguete.
The trucks arrived from Mindanao yesterday and will travel by land via Negros Oriental on to Bacolod City in Negros Occidental and Iloilo today.*PNA
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