City responds to ‘ipo-ipo’ incident in Brgy Bolong PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 July 2015 10:45

Personnel from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) promptly responded and assisted the families affected by the whirlwind (ipo-ipo in the vernacular) that hit sitio Mangga, Barangay Bolong about 9pm Friday, July 3.

This, as the City Government through Acting Mayor Cesar Iturralde has placed concerned offices on standby 24/7 to respond to emergencies that may arise from the current weather condition.

A 2-storey house made of wooden materials, shared by two families, was partially damaged when the whirlwind hit its direction Saturday at the height of strong winds and heavy rains.

Food and relief assistance was extended to the victims identified as Lourdes Tarroza, a widow; Rosalyn Rojas, Jerryboy Rojas, Jeron Rojas and Minet Columbres.

The distribution of the goods were done by CSWDO staff in coordination  Barangay officials led by Chairman Tony Evangelista and CSWDO Day Care Workers. The victims are staying at the house’s first floor.

Acting Mayor Iturralde has placed all city offices, particularly those tasked to provide frontline services on heightened alert in view of the continuing unstable weather condition.

The CDRRMO under Dr. Elmeir Apolinario continue to do monitoring activities of all areas prone to flooding and other weather-related incidents and are in close coordination with the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (BDRRMCs) for swift response and assistance in cases of emergencies. — Sheila Covarrubias