Flood in Iloilo Ignites Volunteers

Students, government workers and retired professionals have volunteered their time and effort to help the southern town of San Enrique in fourth district of Iloilo province recover from the devastations brought by tropical storm “Quinta”.

The town was one of the 24 local government units in the province that was severely affected by flashflood and landslide last month.

A total of 1,594 families composed of 7,971 individuals were displaced in the town during the onset of the storm.

Volunteers of “Go San Enrique Team” led by Ret. Brig. Gen. Ramona Palabrica-Go distributed 136 sacks of assorted relief goods, 15 sacks of rice, eight boxes of sardines and five boxes of noodles.

Women members of the group also initiated feeding program that benefited 1,738 pupils in primary and elementary schools in eight villages.

They also distributed 15 jetmatic water pumps and electrification assistance to 13 families of Brgy. San Antonio and three families in Brgy. Cubay. A total of 1,000 residents also availed corrective eye glasses from the group.

Meanwhile, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. thanked the group for their generosity and for upholding the spirit of volunteerism during disasters.

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