TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE, Feb. 3 - The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) of the Local Government of Tagum bared its latest record regarding the series of relief operations it has conducted following the days of torrential rain that submerged eight (8) barangays here and pushed the local government to declare the city under the State of Calamity.
As of the end of January, a total of 5, 438 households received the relief packs distributed by CSWDO to the barangays of Cuambugan, Canocotan, Bincungan, Mankilam, San Miguel, Busaon, Liboganon and Pagsabangan. Each relief pack contained five (5) kilos of rice, 5 packs of instant noodles and eight (8) canned goods.
The relief operation started last January 20, 2016 concurrent to the onset of the heavy downpour. Four days later the City Council passed the Resolution No. 288 declaring Tagum City under the State of Calamity which facilitated the immediate release of the city’s calamity fund used by the local government in its relief efforts.
Mayor Allan Rellon, who led in the distribution, said that the city government is always on the go in effectively responding to calamities that will hit the city. He also urged the affected families to remain vigilant even in the absence of rainstorms and other calamities as well as to actively coordinate with the local government so as to smooth the progress of disaster mitigation and response.
Meanwhile, Ms. Sally Balili of CSWDO said that their office is always ready in giving relief assistance to every Tagumenyo. She stressed that an adequate stock of relief supplies is ensured by CSWDO, especially that Tagum City is still experiencing random heavy rainfall.
On the other hand, the Incident Command Post of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office is still on its full swing.(CIO Tagum)