Breaking The Habit

Over ₱120 million in relief assistance extended to affected areas by Gov’t, NGOs

Several government agencies and NGOs have so far provided over ₱120 million worth of relief assistance to Filipinos who were affected by the torrential rains and severe flooding due to the enhanced Southwest Monsoon (or Hanging Habagat) brought about by Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi).

“As of 6 am, 11 August, a total of ₱120,409,360.92 worth of assistance has been provided by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), LGUs (local government units), NGOs (non government organizations), and other organizations to the affected families of Regions I, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, VI, NCR, and CAR,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

Roque mentioned that the concerned government agencies would continue to provide aid to the victims of floods, and ensure the safety of the public amid the stormy weather. “Ngayon pa lamang ay nagpapasalamat na kami sa ibat ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan, sa private sector at volunteers sa kanilang patuloy na pagbibigay ng tulong sa ating mga kababayan,” says Roque.

From the latest 6 a.m. update from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Roque said that 961 areas have experienced flooding in Regions I, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, VI, X, CAR, and NCR. As of that update, flooding in 762 areas have already subsided.

Roque urges the public to remain vigilant amid the heavy downpour, reminding families in affected areas to stay in evacuation centers until conditions improve.

“Patuloy naman ang pakikipag-ugnayan ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno upang tugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga apektadong residente at siguraduhin ang kaligtasan ng lahat,” said Roque.

via Manila Bulletin / Genalyn Kabiling

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