Humanitarian relief goods were received by a hundred of residents in barangays Putad and Bubong in Tugaya, Lanao Sur following the devastation experienced from flooding and landslides brought by typhoon Vinta on December 22, 2017.
Relief goods consist of five kilos of rice, one-half kilo of mongo, one kilo dried fishes, one kilo of sugar, one kilo cooking oil, and half kilo of iodized salt. This is in accordance to standard set by humanitarian institutions that each food package contain a minimum of 2,100 kcal minimum and a package that could last for three days consumption.
Reliefs were distributed by Maradeca Inc. with supports from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).
The typhoon destroyed houses, affected farmlands, and damaged personal properties of residents.
Maradeca staff underscored appropriate coordination with local officials and consultations with affected residents to ensure that underserved beneficiaries were validated and duly documented.
The vulnerable sectors like the aged, pregnant women, and persons with disabilities were prioritized in the distribution. (Amron Mangacop)