• Relief goods reach isolated barangays ravaged by Yolanda in Capiz


    The provincial government of Capiz has delivered on Tuesday relief goods to several isolated barangays in the province ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

    Personnel from the Department of Interior and Local Government alongside with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the province penetrated seven barangays in Pan-ay and Tapaz devastated by Yolanda’s strong winds on Friday last week.

    Belated reports reaching here said Atty. Remia Fuentes-Bartolome, legal staff of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, ensured these isolated barangays could be reached by DILG and DSWD personnel via three choppers of the Philippine Air Force to distribute 10 sacks of food packs containing rice, canned goods, noodles and other relief items for each barangay.

    Among the recipient barangays in Panay include Butacal, Bantique, Navitas and Lat-asan.

    Meanwhile, the local government unit of Roxas City donated financial assistance to employees and residents affected by typhoon Yolanda.

    The city government gave P3,000 cash as financial assistance to regular employees and P2,000 cash for casual employees.

    The city government will also extend P2,000 financial assistance for every family affected by typhoon Yolanda in the city’s 47 barangays.

    Meanwhile, financial assistance for Yolanda victims coming from foreign countries like Japan, United Kingdom and United Nations have already reached Roxas City the other day.

    The provincial government of Capiz is almost short of relief goods for distribution to Yolanda victims particularly in the First District of Capiz, to address the needs of residents affected by typhoon Yolanda.

    As an aftermath of Yolanda, prices of basic commodities like food, drinking water and construction materials like nails and galvanized iron sheets drastically increased.

    City residents resorted to panic buying in Roxas City. Rice traders in the city also run short of their rice stocks and limited rationing of water supply has been implemented at every morning and afternoon only.

    While enterprising businessmen sold their fuel products like gasoline at P80 to P100 per liter now-a-days. PNA


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