WFO turn over farming tools, supplementary food for IDPs PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:35

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday thanked the United Nations World Food Organization as she gladly accepted its donations of farming tools and ready to use supplementary food for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently housed in the different evacuation centers.

WFO representative Misael Argonza through DSWD Asst. Regional Director Hadjimudin Ridswan turned over to Mayor Climaco 350 scythe bolos, 150 bolos, 150 pails with cover, 150 plastic containers, 50 crow bars, 25 basins, 150 shovels, 150 shovel spades, 75 big shovels, 150 garden hoes without handle, 150 rakes, 150 sprinklers, 100 gloves, 50 sledge hammers with handles, 54 eye protectors and 106 rubber boots.

Climaco in turn handed these tools over to City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat, who will later distribute the same to the IDPs for food security and livelihood through vegetable production while staying in the evacuation centers.

The WFO also turned over boxes of beans from Uzbekistan, cooking oil from Indonesia and 5.3 metric tons of peanut-based ready-to-use supplementary food for children.

Meanwhile, the WFO was also unloading at the movable storage facility at the airport 125 metric tons or 2,500 bags of Vietnam rice, which is part of the 1,655 metric tons or 33,100 bags of rice allocated for Zamboanga’s IDPs.

The rice will be distributed to the IDPs as payoff for a week’s work under the food for work program of the City Agriculturist’s Office wherein every family is given one sack of rice for a week’s work ranging from mangrove planting, coastal cleanup to community cleanliness campaign. — Vic Larato