5,400 bags of relief goods distributed in Coron, Palawan; donors to provide thousand sacks of rice

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) headed by Coron Mayor Clara Reyes has distributed a total of 5,400 bags of relief goods to over 14,000 residents rendered homeless by super typhoon Yolanda.

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In an update made by the Office of the Mayor on its FB account, Reyes said more relief goods are being distributed as of this writing.

Meanwhile, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) executive director Gilbert Baaco said that even friends of Governor Jose Alvarez are also donating 2,000 to 3,000 sacks of rice to the victims of Yolanda in Palawan.

Each bag being distributed by the PDRRMO as relief assistance has 10 kilos of rice, assorted canned goods and noodles, and coffee, worth P1,500 each that will last for two weeks.

“Governor Alvarez is very keen that the food assistance should last each family at least two weeks,” Baaco said, adding anyone who wishes to donate can bring them to the PDRRMO at the Provincial Capitol Building here.

Civic organizations in Palawan are also launching donation drives to reach out to the residents of the Calamianes, such as the JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock, Inc. through its local Oplan Kaagapay.

Baaco said the League of Mayors of Palawan (LMP) is ready to help too, led by Narra Mayor Lucena Demaala.

There is still no power and water supply in Coron, said Baaco, and people are appealing for food, clothing and beddings.

On the stranded tourists, “no one died,” according to Reyes’ update in her social media account.

Stranded foreign residents are composed of: Americans-27; Argentinians-2; Australians-11; Austrians-4; Belgian-1; British-19; Canadians-13; Chinese-23; Dutch-4; Filipinos-193; Finnish-2; French-18; Germans-24; Irish-1; Italians-4; Japanese-2; Koreans-12; Norwegians-1; Russians-2; South Africans-3; Singaporeans-2; Spaniards-4; Swedish-1; Swiss-6; and five with unknown nationality. PNA

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