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PIA Press Release
2007/09/26

Six LGUs affected by Goring receive assistance

Bacolod City (26 September) -- Six local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental affected by continuous heavy rains due to typhoon Goring received a total of P700,000 relief assistance in the form of bags/boxes of rice, sardines and noodles from the local, national and the provincial government recently.

Affected LGUs included Valladolid, San Enrique and Bago City which was declared to be under a state of calamity as well as Pulupandan, Ilog, and EB Magalona.

Goring affected a total of 9,964 families and in 46 barangays of theses LGUs.

Negros Occidental Gov. Joseph Maraņon released close to P300,000 relief assistance through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWD).

Respective LGUs also released from their calamity funds about P300,000; another P180,000 was provided by the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (4th dist.,Neg,Occ,) also gave P30,000 to the towns of Valladolid and San Enrique.

Local Disaster Coordinating Councils (LDCC) assisted in the rehabilitation and restoration activities.

Families who have sought refuge in evacuation centers had already returned to their houses, restoring normal economic activities and beginning to rehabilitate their ricefields and other crops.

Relief assistance coming from civic organizations and non-government organizations are distributed directly to the areas in coordination with the LDCC of the affected LGUs. (PIA/cad) [top]

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