ARMM sends relief teams, aid to Jolo flood victims PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 February 2011 15:57

Acting Regional Governor Ansaruddin Adiong of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) ordered on Friday the release of P250,000 emergency relief fund for victims of flash floods in Jolo, Sulu.
Sulu is one of the component provinces of ARMM.

Heavy rains brought about by the low pressure area in most parts of Mindanao triggered massive flash floods in the town of Jolo Thursday night that left at least five people killed, including an infant, and injured more than 20 others.

Adiong directed Sec. Pombain Karon-Kader of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-ARMM) to proceed to Jolo and personally led the relief distribution.
Jolo Mayor Hussin Amin said the flash flood has affected some 1,140 families with 4,560 dependents, mostly living in the town’s coastal villages.

Kader, citing report from Sulu provincial social welfare office, said other towns in Sulu were also hit by huge waves and flash floods that affected at least 700 families in the island town of Panamao.
Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, regional secretary of the Department of Health in the ARMM, said medical kits and medicine for common illnesses have been sent to Sulu via Zamboanga City.

Kader said relief assistance from the regional office of DOH and DSWD are expected to arrived in Jolo on Saturday or Sunday.

The Catholic Church in Sulu also raised funds for the relief assistance, primarily food, according to Catholic priest Charlie Inzon of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. --PNA