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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


SPEAKER AND TINGOG OFFICES PROVIDE RELIEF AID FOR DAVAO TOWN FLOOD VICTIMS
20 November 2022 04:32:21 PM


OFFICIALS of Speaker Martin G. Romualdez and Tingog Party-list's Offices on Sunday paid flood-hit Malalag town in Davao del Sur a visit to
distribute relief goods to the victims of massive flooding due to
continuous heavy rains.

The Office of the Speaker distributed on Sunday 1,300 relief packs
for the victims while Tingog Party-list led by Reps. Yedda Marie K.
Romualdez and Jude Acidre gave 1,000 food packs last Friday and
Saturday.

“In keeping with our commitment to provide relief and assistance,
we immediately respond to help our people who are in desperate need of
food and other basic necessities in times of calamities,” Acidre said.

The Alagang Tingog Digos spearheaded the distribution of assistance in Malalag.

Since November 17, the groups have served rice porridge (lugaw) to
affected residents.

The groups are also facilitating shelter assistance to some residents
whose houses were destroyed by the calamity.

On Monday, the Alagang Tingog GenSan is scheduled to distribute relief assistance in Alabel, Sarangani.

Last Monday, Speaker Romualdez turned his birthday celebration into an
opportunity to help, raising P70.92 million in cash and pledges for
disaster victims with the Navotas fire victims as the first
beneficiaries with P5 million and relief goods.

Earlier, the House of Representatives raised P49.2 million in cash
contributions and pledges and in-kind donations such as blankets, food
items, and toiletries from lawmakers and private entities for the
Paeng relief drive.

A total of P120 million in cash donations were generated since the Paeng relief drive.

The House of Representatives expressed its “sincerest and profound
gratitude and appreciation” to its members, volunteers, and private
entities that helped in its fund drive through House Resolution (HR)
No. 531 unanimously adopted by its members.(END)