ANGELES CITY — The city government will send food packs worth P2 million to some 4,000 families in Cagayan and Isabela which were severely affected by typhoon Ulysses.
Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. said he has coordinated with officers of the Philippine Air Force to transport and deliver 4,000 relief goods to Cagayan and Isabela, which will be personally supervised by his chief adviser IC Calaguas and executive assistant Reina Manuel.
“Tungkulin natin bilang Pilipino na tulungan ang mga kapwa nating Pilipino,” Lazatin said.
Members of the Angeles City Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office and the City Social and Welfare Development Office will be dispatched for the relief operation.
Lazatin urged his constituents that if they have “pre-loved” items, or are interested to donate food items such as canned goods and rice, money or other useful items, they can spare these for the typhoon victims by dropping these off at the CSWDO.
Because of the succeeding typhoons ravaging parts of the country, the city government will continuously send aid to the victims.
The city government is set to deliver 4,000 relief packages to families affected by typhoon Rolly in Polangui town in Albay.
It can be recalled that Lazatin has also sent help to disaster-stricken areas in the country in the past.
In December 2019, the city handed-over relief goods and a cash donation of P500,000 each to 10 municipalities in North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Davao Del Sur, which were severely affected by the strong successive earthquakes in October.
In addition, last January and February, the city government sent three truckloads of relief goods and hygiene kits and three passenger vehicles carrying a medical team, social workers, and volunteers to the municipalities of Tuy and Balayan, and City of Lipa in Batangas, and City of Legazpi in Albay, to the families who were greatly affected by the recent eruption of Taal Volcano and Typhoon Tisoy, respectively.