by Lyndon Plantilla, PIA
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 18 - The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) vows to continue assisting the local government units in Surigao Del Norte.
This is to help the province rise up from the impact of the recent magnitude 6.7 Earthquake.
Although power, telecommunications operation services, and water distribution in some areas in Surigao City have resumed, repairs of homes, buildings, roads and bridges damaged by the strong quake are ongoing.
At the Wednesday morning meeting with NDRRMC Response Cluster, Office of Civil Defense Deputy Administrator Kristoffer James E. Purisima urges all sectors to sustain the Bayanihan spirit by shunning any action that would delay the delivery of relief goods and services provided by responders.
At least 12,500 pieces of the 30,000 family food packs allocated by the government and a mobile kitchen to assist in the preparation of meals for survivors have been delivered to Surigao City.
Previous relief goods sent by NDRRMC to Surigao City included high-energy biscuits (30,000 pieces), Brown Rice Bars (3,250 pieces), dignity kits, blankets, malongs, mosquito nets, solar lamps, generation sets, CAMPOLAS kits (basic medicines) and water purification units.(NDRRMC)