TAGBILARAN CITY – The provincial government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) has initiated repacking of food stuff for victims of tropical storm “Seniang,” officer-in-charge Mita Tecson said in interview with Bohol News Today yesterday. The initiative targeted some 25,000 food packs and drinking water for the victims, Tecson said.
The repacking of food supply and water was massively prepared for distribution at Bohol Cultural Center where Liza M. Quirog, head of the social economic and environment management (SEEM) cluster, was also present to supervise the relief undertaking. SEEM and PSWDO expressed gratitude to volunteers for their steadfast efforts so that other may live.
They’re also indebted to Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for providing supply such as 1,000 sacks of rice and canned goods, respectively, Tecson said.
Quirog said that the provincial government led by Gov Edgar Chatto also thanked other private entities who initiated a noble effort to bring directly to the victims relief goods and water in areas badly affected by the storm. These are the ABS-CBN, Red Cross and Save The Children, among others, she said.
Mayor Mario Pahang of Antequera town told DyTR last night that Quirog and company brought some food packs for the residents, particularly barangay Tabuan, affected by the storm.
A day after “Seniang” that spawned enormous flooding in some towns never seen in history, has cooked eggs and “bejon” as immediate need for survivors whose house were under water for hours especially in Loboc town.
Loboc river overflowed following the uninterrupted heavy downpour that’s equivalent to one month’s rainfall but dumped in the province in just less than two days, leaving scores of damages and hundreds houses nearby in water world.
Mayor Helen Calipusan and Vice-Mayor Pablio Sumampong estimated that some 850-1,000 families or households of the total 3,500 households in Loboc are in bad shape