Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DCWD, Army’s 10th ID send aid to ‘Sendong’ victims

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 26 (PIA) -- The Davao City Water District DCWD) and the Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division were one of the organizations to lend a helping hand to the victims of the tropical storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.
The Davao City Water District delivered to CDO a total of 41,000 bottles of water in different sizes such as 500 ml, 1 liter and 5 gallons.
DCWD spokesperson Imelda Magsuci told the media during today’s Kapihan sa SM that the water assistance were turned over to the local government unit through the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO).
Magsuci raised the need of more water assistance for the typhoon victims, saying that restoring the damaged water district facility in CDO would take at least 30 days.
She said that the CSSDO in said city could not ascertain if it could sustain the situation for one month, calling on the urgency of more help.
She added that mountains of donations were poured in from various government and private organizations and individuals, but still not enough to address the daily needs of the victims.
Meanwhile, the 10th Infantry Division has sent on December 24 truck-loads of relief goods to CDO and Iligan.
Major Rosa Ma. Cristina R. Manuel, executive officer of the 10th Civil Military Operations Battalion, said that 17 military trucks fully-packed with relief goods were dispatched to CDO.
Manuel led the nine trucks also loaded with various donations to Iligan City.
She said another 12 truck-loads of donations from people in Davao City and General Santos City, were set for dispatch in the afternoon today to the typhoon-devastated areas.
“Even ordinary people have extended their help,” Manuel stated.
She added that some private companies such as Stanfilco have volunteered to lend a 40-footer cargo truck to load the remaining donations.
After assessing the situation in CDO and Iligan, both Magsuci and Manuel raised the urgent need for more aid and volunteers to help out the local government units in addressing the aftermath situation of the typhoon.
Manuel urged the public to continue extending a hand, saying that the military is always willing to provide transportation for all support and donations. (PIA-11/Carina L. Cayon)
by Carina L. Cayon

PIA Press Release
Monday, December 26, 2011

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