Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero sent a team to clear roads in Albay, one of the Bicol provinces that were hard hit by Super Typhoon Rolly.
The team, composed of members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) 903rd, 22nd, and 31st Infantry Division, Philippine National Police (PNP), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Sorsogon, the Sorsogon Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (SPDRRMO) and the Provincial Engineering Office (PEO), started their road clearing operations in Barangay Villa Hermosa which is at the borders of Sorsogon and Daraga. They will proceed to the town of Polangui in Albay.
“Although we were also hit, the damage is not on the scale of what our fellow Bicolanos in other provinces have suffered. Like a good neighbor, it is our duty to help them,” Escudero said.
The team also brought with them food packs which will be given to those who will help the team in their clearing operations in the Albay barangays.
The food packs are part of the “food for work” program of Sorsogon wherein individuals are given goods in exchange for their help in the clearing operations whenever a storm or typhoon hits the province.
The governor also said he would send teams to Catanduanes which bore the brunt of the super typhoon once ferry services resume.
“The teams will conduct clearing operations as well as operate water filtration devices to make potable water available to everyone.”
“As soon as ferry services resume, we will also send a similar group to the one we sent in Albay who will also conduct clearing operations as well as operate water filtration devices to make potable water available to everyone,” he said.
“The team will also bring 1,500 sacks of rice which will be distributed to the affected families in Catanduanes.”
Escudero said the team will also bring 1,500 sacks of rice which will be distributed to the affected families in Catanduanes.
“Kaunting tulong lamang ito para sa mga kapwa naming Bicolano para sama-sama at sabay-sabay kaming makabangon mula sa pinsalang dinulot ng bagyong Rolly sa ating rehiyon (This is just a little help for our fellow Bicolanos so that together, we can recover from the devastation caused by Typhoon Rolly in our region),” he said.Share this article: