Aid sent to Northern Luzon after Maring onslaught

Former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has sent donations to thousands of affected residents in Ilocos Sur and La Union after Tropical Storm Maring hit the northern tip of Luzon.

In coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines North Luzon Command (AFP NOLCOM) and troops of the 702nd Infantry Defender Brigade under the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, Philippine Army, Cayetano’s emergency response team sent around 600 grocery packs and 100 immunity kits to Cabugao, Ilocos Sur and San Juan, La Union on October 13, 2021.

The donations were coursed through Ilocos Sur 1st District Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano and Limon Dines of the La Union Surf Club.

Relief operations in Dagupan City were coordinated with Mayor Marc Brian Lim. A total of 200 grocery packs and 180 immunity kits were turned over to Dagupan City on the same day.

Cayetano also coordinated with the AFP NOLCOM for relief efforts in Baguio City, Benguet, and Cagayan.

On October 16, 2021, around 1,000 grocery packs and 100 immunity kits were sent to affected residents in Baguio through Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines president Fe Cruz, and Liga ng Transportasyon at Operators sa Pilipinas president Patricio Evangelista.

On the same day, affected areas in the rest of Benguet received 200 grocery packs, which were coursed through Barangay Chair Edwin Atumpang of Barangay Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet.

Five hundred grocery packs and 50 immunity kits were sent to affected residents in Cagayan on October 17, 2021 through Atty. Charo Mamba-Villaflor, chief of staff of Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba.

Early this week, Tropical Storm Maring triggered devastating floods across the country, affecting more than 50,000 families in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Western Visayas, and Caraga.  

As of October 14, torrential rains from the severe tropical storm left 30 people dead and 14 missing. ####


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