Relief operations for Capiz flood victims continue
By Jemin B. Guillermo
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Dec. 28 (PIA6) -- Relief operations are ongoing in the different barangays affected by flooding in Capiz, particularly in the second district.
The provincial government here has been distributing augmentation relief goods to families affected by the flood brought about by heavy and continued rains due to tropical storm Quinta, said Capiz Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretary Zoe Herrera.
Herrera said that the relief operation of the province started yesterday to augment the operation of concerned municipal and barangay governments in the affected areas.
He said that Capiz Governor Victor Tanco has likewise authorized the different local government units in Capiz, particularly in the second district, which barangays are mostly affected by high level of flood to purchase goods within their respective towns for relief operation.
On the other hand, Capiz Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office Information Officer Eliseo Abucay disclosed that their office has authorized the provincial government to withdraw 50 bags of rice from the National Food Authority to add to the former’s relief operation.
Abucay also said that family packs, consisting of rice, cup noodles, coffee, biscuits and canned goods, coming from their Regional Office 6 is expected to arrive today for distribution to affected Capiceños.
Report from the Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as of 7 a.m. today, December 28, shows that 119 barangays involving 9,946 families or 36,091 persons were affected by flooding due to typhoon Quinta.
The report likewise shows that one person drowned in Tapaz town and one person from Dumalag is still missing.
Members of the PDRRMC action team, including the Capiz Emergency Response Team, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Red Cross, and other volunteer groups are now concentrating their efforts in the first district of Capiz, particularly in Panitan, Panay, and Pontevedra towns as flood started to rise in the said areas. (JCM/JBG-PIA6, Capiz)