Non-food items for ‘Ompong’ victims delivered to Aurora

December 04, 2018

SAN Luis, Aurora -- Three motorboats carrying donated non-food items are now on their way to the victims of Typhoon “Ompong” (Mangkhut) in coastal Bgy. Dimanayat, here.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said 378 boxes containing family kits are to be received by officials of Bgy. Dimanayat.

The said non-food items were requested by acting Gov. Rommel Rico T. Angara from the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 3 (Central Luzon) in support to the ongoing disaster relief operations of the provincial government of Aurora (PGA) to help the typhoon victims in this province.

Bgy. Dimanayat is one of the affected coastal areas in the province during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong.

Barangay Captain Christopher Evangelista said sea travel in the Pacific Ocean will take four hours from Baler fishport to Bgy. Dimanayat, San Luis.

The PDRRMO said the efficient and effective implementation of disaster preparedness measures, as well as the cooperation of local officials and residents, proved effective in minimizing the damaging impact of the storm on the lives of the people.

“This is the reason why the province achieved zero casualty,” he said, explaining that the PGA is very thankful to the people of Aurora who are always in full support to the leadership of acting Gov. Angara.

It could be remembered that the extent of damage to agriculture and infrastructure in the entire province was placed at P171.11 million.

The town of San Luis suffered the fury of Typhoon Ompong with an estimated agricultural loss amounting to P36,575,256.