578 'Ompong' victims in Kalinga get PRC cash aid

CITY  OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- Five hundred seventy eight families in the province who were among those still reeling from the effects of typhoon ‘Ompong’, received P3, 500 cash aid each from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) over the weekend.


Raymund Chan of PRC-Kalinga said the cash assistance is part of the relief package from the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) to typhoon victims here.

The  IFRC  earlier distributed sleeping mats, hygiene  kits, drinking water containers and other non-food items to areas affected by ‘Ompong’ in Kalinga.

Beneficiaries of the aid from barangays Malin-awa, Cudal and Laya West of Tabuk City were identified by affected community people themselves, Chan disclosed. This strategy of the community identifying the beneficiaries was adopted to avoid   any issue or controversy on the listing of recipients, he said.

Kalinga is among the provinces seriously hit by ‘Ompong’ that left more than P3 billion- worth of damages to crops, infrastructure and other properties. At least 18,000 families were affected with one death.

While people here are trying to move on from the aftermath of ‘Ompong’, typhoon ‘Rosita’ pummeled the province in October inflicting more damages to properties and crops. By Larry T. Lopez (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)






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