Governor Jerry U. Dalipog personally awarded the financial assistance to the bereaved families of the casualties of the landslides and in Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya who are from Ifugao.
The families of the 15 casualties from Banaue, Lagawe, Mayoyao and Hungduan received Php30, 000.00 each. The injured individual who is now recuperating in the hospital received Php20, 000.00.
At least 12 persons including four personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways –Ifugao 2nd District Engineering Office, were buried in a landslide at Sitio Nabitu in Viewpoint, afternoon of Nov. 12 at the height of typhoon Ulysses. One survived the incident. The cadavers of the 10 victims were recovered while one remains missing and is still the subject of search, rescue and retrieval operations.
Dalipog expressed his condolences and shared words of encouragement to the families of the victims. He stressed that during calamities, everyone should be vigilant and follow precautionary measures to avoid such catastrophes.
Meanwhile, the second batch of truckloads of relief goods collected through the“BaddangIfugao (Ifugaobayanihan) donation drive of the Ifugao Youth Association were transported and distributed in Cagayan and Tuguegarao yesterday.
Said relief goods consisted of rice, foodpacks, groceries, breads, hygiene kits, face masks, alcohols, slippers, shoes, bags, and blankets.
The IYA, in partnership with the Ifugao Police Provincial Office, delivered the first batch of relief goods in Isabela last week. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
By Marcelo Lihgawon