Beng thanks folks for aid to Sendong victims PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 13:26

House Deputy Speaker Beng Climaco has expressed all out gratitude to the different groups—both government and non-government, as well as individuals who responded to the call to assist victims of tropical storm Sendong in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan and other parts of the country.

Likewise, the deputy speaker cited the city government for also swiftly responding to the need for relief goods and cash assistance to the victims of both cities.
“We thank the different groups and individuals, ya puede imbia assistance to Iligan and Cagayan and we continue to appeal for help”, the lady solon said.

Immediately after the report about the Sendong devastation in Northern Mindanao broke out, various groups in the city such as the Ateneo de Zamboanga University and Tzu Chi Foundation and other private groups and organizations have spearheaded the Tabang Sendong campaign, amassing tons of relief goods and substantial cash assistance for the thousands of victims of flashfloods spawned by tropical storm Sendong.

The city government, through the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) headed by Mayor Celso Lobregat also convened and approved the allocation of P2 million as assistance to Sendong victims in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City.

The 2 checks of P1 million representing the city government’s cash assistance, were personally delivered to Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City by a designated representative of Mayor Lobregat last Wednesday.

Cong. Climaco said very noteworthy also are the efforts of the various canning factories and their employees who contributed part of their salaries for the purchase of relief goods for the Sendong victims.

The District 1 congressional office also joined in the efforts to help the victims through the provision of blankets and canned goods and other relief goods.

The ADZU headed by Fr. Tony Moreno and the Tzu Chi Zamboanga headed by Dr. Anton Lim have mobilized trucks and vans to deliver the relief goods to Cagayan and Iligan. — Marvin Segura