50,000 relief packs distributed to typhoon-stricken families in Lapu-Lapu 

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital | December 29,2021 - 11:05 AM

The office of Lapu-Lapu lone district representative Paz Radaza released 50,000 relief packs to families affected by typhoon Odette. | contributed photo

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The office of Lapu-Lapu lone district representative Paz Radaza has already released 50,000 relief packs to families that were affected by typhoon Odette here.

Each relief pack contained rice, noodles, cans of sardines, sotanghon, tempura, and squid roll. The relief packs were released through the barangays starting December 20.

“Ako lang gihatagan ug instruction ang barangay nga sila na ang mo-distribute sa mao nga relief packs ug unahon nila kadtong grabe gyud ang damage, mostly naa sa evacuation centers,” Radaza said.

Radaza said that the funds she used to purchase the relief packs was from her own pocket and from funds from House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, who donated P500,000 as cash assistance to Oponganons.

Radaza said that she used the donation to purchase 14,488 pieces of noodles, 10,000 cans of sardines, 2,000 packs of face masks, and 7,800 packs of Sotanghon, which were included in the 50,000 relief packs that they already distributed.

Radaza admitted that not all Oponganons can receive the relief packs due to limited funds, but she will look for additional budget so that everyone can receive the relief packs.

“Wala gyud tay funds para ani pero naningkamot ta nga makahatag bisan ginagmay kay lisod gyud kaayo ron kay kita tanan ang naapektuhan, lisod ang pagbangon ug balik,” she said.

Radaza also deployed 2,500 volunteers from different barangays to help in the clearing of streets from fallen trees and debris caused by typhoon Odette.

/bmjo

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