BAGUIO CITY (November 22, 2020) – Ala-Voltes V bolting in to aid the distressed, Police Community Affairs and Development Group, NCR and Central Luzon cops brought thousands of relief packs to Police Regional Office 2, yesterday, November 20, 2020.
Central Luzon police director Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, a native of Nueva Vizcaya, personally turned-over over 5,000 packs of assorted relief goods to Cagayan police director Brig. Gen. Crizaldo Nieves.
Six trucks loaded with 1,000 bags of relief goods containing rice, canned goods, noodles and condiments from the Police Community Affairs and Development Group (PCRG) were handed over to the Cagayan Valley police by its acting Director Colonel Eric Noble.
While cops from Northern Police District, Southern Police District and Malabon City Police Station delivered tons of relief goods to Cagayan Valley, now being sent to other barangays earlier not reached by relief operations, said Brig. Gen. Nieves.
The overflowing help, Nieves said, “(is) making it easier for our people to deal with the effects of this calamity.”
At least 400 bags of assorted relief items from the Soroptimist International and 300 bags of assorted goods from the Anti-Crime and Community Emergency Response Team (ACCERT) also arrived earlier at the Cagayan Valley police office for the continuing relief operations.
While Ifugao policemen, living up to local tradition “Baddang Ifugao” (Ifugao Bayanihan), donated P200 each from their monthly pays for Ifugao victims.
A total of P134,300.00 were handed as a quick assistance to 13 families of victims of landslides, wherein, 11 were from the landslide in Banaue and one each in Hungduan and Mayoyao, Ifugao, said Cordillera police director Brig. Gen. RWin Pagkalinawan.
Other cash contributions collected went for rice and assorted grocery items distributed to other victims of the typhoon.
This while an intensive search and retrieval operations are still ongoing for still missing Clever Piog from the landslide site sitio Nabito, Banaue, Ifugao, Pagkalinawan said.
Relief operations are continuing through collection, hauling and distribution of goods to the affected families in Ifugao, as the Cordillera police official committed to continue sending help to families of the region.
Tabuk City have also been on its toes in sending material help to Cagayan victims since the flooding. City Mayor Darwin Estranero himself leading the relief and rescue teams from the city to immediately head to Tuguegarao during the height of the flooding last week said, “it not a duty but a responsibility to a brother in distress to extend a helping hand.”
And as far as the remote hinterland of Tineg town in Abra has donated P100K via the social welfare and development office in the Cordillera for Cagayan Valley, while Abra led by Governor Ma. Jocelyn Bernos have also sent 6 truckloads of relief items and goods to Cagayan Valley earlier this week.
Artemio A. Dumlao