LTO-9 distributes relief goods to evacuees PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 September 2013 12:49

Hundreds of evacuees in Barangay Talon-Talon received yesterday morning foodstuff and relief goods distributed by the Land Transportation Office-9.

LTO-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton, Zamboanga City District Officer Noel M. Noche, Edmund Bilang and other employees distributed the relief goods in coordination with Red Cross Administrator Vic Liozo and Red Cross volunteers.

Liozo thanked Abaton for the relief goods and his show of concern for the evacuees who are victims of the standoff between government forces and MNLF rebels.

The evacuees thanked LTO-9 for giving them the foodstuff and relief goods. Many related their difficulties in buying food because of the almost three weeks of crisis in which many stores are closed.

Most of the evacuees in Talon-Talon are daily wage earners, vendors, drivers, construction workers and laborers.

Abaton told the evacuees that the sharing is his office’s concern and gesture of sympathy  for them.

The sharing of the relief goods was the initiative of Undersecretary Virginia P. Torres, LTO 2, Central Office,  LTO National Capital Region and LTO 9  District Offices and Employees Cooperative.

“Magtulungan po tayo,”, Abaton  told the evacuees. — Allen Abastillas