ISABELA RECEIVES RELIEF ASSISTANCE
About 2,000 residents of the Municipality of Isabela, who were victims of Typhoon Odette, received roofing materials, food packs, rice, mattresses and banana seedlings, in a relief operation spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental in the town, today.
Governor Bong Lacson, together with 5th District Board Member Rita Gatuslao, Isabela Mayor Irene Montilla, and Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, led today’s distribution in separate venues within the town. Gov. Lacson said that Typhoon Odette hit the province months ago, and the provincial government started immediate relief operations, particularly in the 6th District, which have been severely affected.
He said that he hopes all typhoon victims can rebuild their homes and restore their livelihood, and rise together in the hope of a better future.
The Provincial Government Team who facilitated today’s activity is composed of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Disaster Management Program Division, Provincial Engineer’s Office, Safety and Security Division, and Special Programs and Concerns Division.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Government also turned over the Provincial School Board Projects to DepEd Isabela Districts 1 and 2, and DepEd La Castellana Districts 1 and 2.
Among the projects turned over to the teachers were computer printers and locally published children’s books by Dr. Cecilia Nava.