Monday, November 9, 2009

9ID and ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya / Bantay Bata 163 Conduct Disaster Relief Operations in Camarines Norte

CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur – Three (3) barangays in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte benefited in the Disaster Relief Operations (DRO) jointly conducted by ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya, Bantay Bata 163 and the 9th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army last Saturday, November 7, 2009.

More than 1,000 packs of relief goods and garments were distributed to Barangays Calero, Pag–asa and Bagong Bayan. The said three villages were the hardest hit by the destruction brought by Typhoon “Tino”. They were among the 27 barangays that were severely affected in the said municipality. In the past days, several typhoons have successively hammered Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur provinces destroying residents’ livelihood and properties.

According to village chief Nena Boral, out of the 600 households in her barangay, 80 to 90 percent of them lost their homes, properties including some bancas (boat) which they use in fishing as their main source of income. Mrs. Boral said that even her barangay is greatly affected but nonetheless expressed her gratefulness after no one in her village perished in the ravaging typhoon. She also expressed her appreciation for the support given by the ABS-CBN Foundation and the Philippine Army.

As of this time, 9ID troopers are continuously plotting disaster relief and rescue plans responsive to the different areas and communities throughout the Bicol region. They likewise actively engage civilian participation in relief and rescue operations.

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