Health advocacy group Anakalusugan will conduct relief missions in three remote municipalities in the province of Cagayan as it shares in the ongoing national effort to help victims fully recover from the effects of the previous typhoon.
The relief operations in the far-flung municipalities of Sta. Teresita, Sta. Ana and Lasam, which were among the areas ravaged by Typhoon Ompong in the whole of Northern Luzon, will be conducted this coming Wednesday and Thursday.
Anakalusugan, with the support of its partners, will distribute food packs consisting of rice, noodles and canned goods to the affected families in the three municipalities, which are barely recovering from the destruction of Ompong.
The group will also distribute medicines to the families.
“We have chosen to undertake this initiative at this phase of the national government’s recovery efforts for the victims of Typhoon Ompong because we felt that it is at this point where they also need assistance,” said lawyer Adorlito Ginete.
“The aid assistance should also ensure the steady stream of support to the affected families as they move to recover from the effects of the typhoon and rebuild their lives,” added the official of Anakalusugan.
Typhoon Ompong affected more than 26, 300 families in Cagayan, which is among the provinces that is currently observing a state of calamity in order to hasten its recovery efforts
At least P4.6 billion worth of crops and fishery products in the agriculture-rich province was also damaged, directly affecting more than 24,290 farmers.
Likewise, the typhoon damaged more than 76,000 houses.