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The Franciscan Youths (YOUFRA) of Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: Feeling triumphant after giving their share to the community. Tree planting and clean up activities are one of the regular activities of these youth to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change following their weekly formation at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. (pia-siquijor/Rizalie Anding Calibo)
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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Military donates clothes to more than 5,000 victims of Sendong in Tanjay City

by Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 11 (PIA) -- More than 5,000 families affected by tropical storm Sendong in Tanjay City have received used clothing from the 302 Brigade, Philippine Army.

According to Public Information Officer, Captain Anacito Naz, the Brigade has donated six sacks of various used clothings recently to Tanjay City.

The items were turned-over to Mayor Lawrence Teves with City Social Welfare and Development Officer at the City Hall.

A total of 5,293 families from 18 barangays in Tanjay were affected by Sendong. The said storm also damaged 380 hectares of fishponds, 381 farmlands, 280 hectares of rice plantation, and 18 hectares of corn plantation.

Meanwhile, Brigade Commander Col. Francisco Patrimonio said that the 302 Brigade and its operationally controlled units continue to find ways in helping those families who were affected by the tropical storm “Sendong” in Negros Oriental.

Col. Patrimonio also said that the army troopers, CAFGUs and reservists personnel provide manpower and transportation assistance to government agencies, non-government organizations, local chief executives and other stakeholders in their relief operations to “Sendong” victims.

Recently, more than 50 military personnel, CAFGUs and reservists assisted the repacking of assorted relief goods of the ABS-CBN Cebu at the Silliman University Gymnasium in Dumaguete City. (PIA/JCT)

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