THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will extend assistance to the families affected by Typhoon Ursula in Visayas and Mimaropa.
Royina Marzan-Garma, PCSO general manager, said that she and her staff are set to go to the areas devastated by Typhoon Ursula.
“My staff and I will go to the areas ravaged by Typhoon Ursula. We will distribute grocery packs to evacuation sites, and will give calamity assistance to the local governments,” she said.
Also, she said that the local governments of the affected areas will be provided with calamity assistance from the PCSO.
The PCSO , Garma said, in every disaster will always be the first government agency to extend charity to the people.
“I want PCSO to always be the first government agency to extend help in times of disaster. The people affected with calamities like this must always feel the presence of the government,” the general manager said. “We are the charity arm of the government that is why we must always be there to help.”
Based on the records of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), a total of 10,587 individuals were sheltered in 35 evacuation centers in Western Samar, Cebu, Surigao del Norte, Occidental Mindoro, Iloilo and Romblon as of December 25.
In President Roxas, Capiz, 7,694 families or 25,000 individuals were affected including 30 families or 150 individuals sheltered in an evacuation center, PRC added.