Albay relief team to leave for Mindanao Saturday

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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines—A 72-member humanitarian relief mission from Bicol led by Albay by Governor Joey Salceda and other disaster mitigation veterans of the province is to leave Saturday for Campostela Valley and Davao Oriental to assist in the relief and rehabilitation operations in those two disaster-stricken provinces.

They will bring with them a water purifying machine that could produce thousands of liters of potable water for distribution to local residents.

The mission, called “Tabang MindaNow,” will hold a medical, sanitary and relief mission on Dec. 8 to 18 in the towns of Cateel, Baganga and Boston in Davao Oriental and the town of New Bataan in Campostela Valley, the areas ravaged by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) on Tuesday, according to Bernardo Alejandro, chairman of both the Office of Civil Defense and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Bicol.

The mission is spearheaded by the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Office (Apsemo), an office under the provincial government of Albay that has also been involved in past relief operations in Metro Manila and Mindanao when the storms Ondoy (2009) and Sendong (2001) ravaged these areas.

Cedric Daep, the head of Apsemo, led the Tabang MindaNow advance team that left for Davao Oriental Friday, Alejandro said.

Alejandro said the Albay-led team would be coordinating its relief operations with those being undertaken by the local government of the affected towns.

The team will bring along a water purifying machine that would produce thousands of liters of potable water for distribution to residents there, he said.

The humanitarian mission is a joint undertaking by OCD-Bicol, the provincial government of Albay, and the regional offices of the Department of Health, Philippine National Police, and Armed Forces of the Philippines.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3FKARYE4FOLSWHNRCBKPN246RE carmelo

    Thank you Albay! You were here in CDO when we were struck by Sendong! God Bless!

  • superpilipinas

    Ang pinakamahalaga ay ang buhay at well-being ng mga tao. Sa Pinas napakaraming namamatay o grabe sa ospital.
    Kasi naman ang priority ng gubyerno walang kwenta……tulad ng RH…..Sa Pinas, masmaraming namamatay taon-taon sa Dengue, bagyo at baha, at vehicle accident. Gaano kahabang oras at gaano kalaking taxpayers money ang pinapasweldo natin sa kanila na sinayang sa RH.  Anong ipapakain nila sa mga biktima ng bagyo next year? …..Condom.
    Next week, Condom nanaman ang pag-uusapan at mamadaliin nila. Kahit daan-daan o libo sa mga kababayan natin umiiyak sa kalungkutan o sumisigaw sa sakit.
    Sa US, ang hurricane Sandy ay sampung beses masmalakas sa typhoon Pablo, pero ang namamatay 10 times masmababa. Kasi may pera sila na ginagamit sa paghahanda at pag-evacuate ng mga tao sa maikling panahon.
    Ang Pinas, wala na ngang pera at panahon ang gubyerno, sinasayang pa sa tulad ng RH.Eh sino ba talaga ang pumapatay sa kapwa natin…..kapabayaan ng gubyerno!
    Tayo rin ang may kasalanan, binoto natin yang mga nasa senado o kongreso na ang utak nakatakip ng Condom!  Huwag na natin iboto yang mga yan….pakiusap lang sa mga kababayan natin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQYRI57MYFMPWXGSPM5EYYZOE4 Asdad

    1 tanker of purifier lang un, kulang pa un dpat 2. nakakahiya ang gobyerno natin walang equipment.

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