DAVAO DEL NORTE

FLOOD-STRICKEN DAVAO DEL NORTE RESIDENTS GET FOOD AID

Residents of Barangay Salvacion inSanto Tomas in Davao del Norte have received immediately their food packs from the Municipal Government of Santo Tomas through the auspices of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) after Mayor Ernesto Evangelista learned that a flooding occurred in three puroks of the said barangay.

Low-lying portions of Barangay Salvacion were among the affected areas after rainfall and water from the higher parts of the province trickled down and swelled the nearby river.

“Nihatag dayon kita og food assistance sa mga residenteng apektado diha sa Barangay Salvacion. Tungod aning ulan na atong nasinati sa tibuok probinsiya sa Davao del Norte.

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“Nisaka ang tubig sa pipila ka suba ug water tributaries apil na diha ang tubig gikan sa bukid. Mao kining ang hinungdan nganong pipila ka purok sa maong barangay ang nabahaan,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said.

He thanked Barangay Salvacion Punong Barangay Ronald Galo for the prompt response in preparing the list of the affected families who will be receiving the food assistance.

“Dako atong pasalamat kay Punong Barangay Ronald Galo kay paspas nakahatag og listahan sa mga apektadong residente. Kini timailhan na ang mismong Kapitan sa barangay nangulo mismo sa magmonitor ug paghatag og serbisyo para sa iyang mga residente sa maong barangay,” Evangelista said.

He added that flood victims from Barangay Salvacion were given immediate assistance because of Punong Barangay Ronald Galo’s leadership, saying Galo is a hands-on leader and pro-active in providing the needs of his constituents. Based on the list provided by MSWDO, there were 240 families have received food assistance from the Santo Tomas LGU.

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Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina likewise praised Galo for the fast coordination it had with the Santo Tomas LGU especially in the context of providing assistance to the families affected by the disasters and specifically to address the urgent needs of the affected communities.

Lapina said the Santo Tomas LGU is in constant coordination with the Barangay Local Government Units to deliver much-needed goods and services to the displaced.

They formed part of an assessment team to find out how many families are being affected by the massive flooding or any eventual disasters that may strike.

“Sa panahon kalamidad labi na sa hisgutanang baha, dako ang papel sa Barangay Kapitan para mailhan nato kinsa ang mga pamilya ang mahatagan og food assistance. Dako ilang papel sa pagmonitor sa ilahang komunidad para mahibal-an nato sa LGU kung kinsa ang mahatagan og hinabang,” Lapina said.

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