RDRRMC1 launches ‘Oplan Tulong Kapatid’ for Marawi victims

  • July 06, 2017
  • Freddie G. Lazaro

SAN FERNANDO CITY July 6 (PIA) - The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Ilocos (RDRRMC-1) has launched a relief drive to aid the soldiers and displaced residents in the war-torn Marawi.

The donation campaign dubbed as “Oplan Tulong Kapatid” was launched during the kick-off event for the observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month on Monday at the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 1.

Director Melchito M. Castro, the RDRRMC-1 chairperson and OCD-1 director, said an official communication has been sent to Council member-agencies to help in facilitating the donation drive.

He clarified that donations, which are voluntary in nature, can either be “in kind or in the form of cash.”

“I learned that our soldiers and displaced residents in Marawi City are in need of hygiene kits, clothing, and medicines and vitamins, thus what we can offer to our fellow Filipinos affected by the Marawi siege is very much appreciated,” Castro said.

“Through the small things that we can offer to our people in Marawi, we can be heroes in our little way,” he added.

The “Operation Tulong Kapatid” was formerly a program of the Department of Education (DepEd) that aimed to gather voluntary donations of school supplies for the poor but deserving students.

This time, the RDRRMC-1 revives the program now with an ultimate purpose to extend voluntary aid to the affected individuals in Marawi.

For those who want to give voluntary assistance, Castro said that they may coordinate directly with their office located at El Fabro Building, Pagdalagan, this city. (JNPD/FGL/ PIA-1)   


Other News

Valenzuela wins second E-Readiness award
  • July 21, 2017
VALENZUELA CITY, July 21 (PIA)—The City Government of Valenzuela received its second bags this year's e-Readiness Leadership Award during the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing Summit held at the Novotel Manila in Quezon City, July 18, 2017. The award recognizes local chief executives who are pioneering the adoption and strategic use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to enhance their delivery of government services, improve revenue/tax collection efforts, improve business permits application and renewal processes, and to promote transparency in government o...Read more
DSWD, other 'Task Force Bangon Marawi' members intensify preps for Marawi rehab
  • July 20, 2017
MANILA, July 20 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its coordination with other members of the ‘Task Force Bangon Marawi’ to intensify preparations for recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City, where government forces continue to battle the Maute terror group.   Task Force Bangon Marawi is the government’s inter-agency task force for the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of Marawi City and other localities affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Lanao Del Sur. It was created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte under Admini...Read more
Over 1M benefit from OSSCO
  • July 20, 2017
MANILA, July 20 -- Government frontline services were made accessible to more than one million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the first year of the Duterte administration, as the labor department managed to put up One-Stop-Service Centers nationwide.   Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the over one million OFWs were served and benefited from efficient and speedy delivery of various government services brought by OSSCO after it was launched last August.   “We established 17 One-Stop-Service Centers all over the country to reduce the expenses of OFWs as the services or...Read more
WV crime volume dips by 8.5%
  • July 20, 2017
ILOILO CITY, July 19 (PIA6) ---  The Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 reported that crime volume in Western Visayas decreased by 8.5 percent. Data from the PRO-6 Crime Information, Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) showed that 36,690 crime incidents were recorded for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. This figure is lower by 3,410 incidents or a drop of 8.5 percent as compared to the 40,100 crime incidents registered from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. PRO-6 data also showed there was a significant decrease of index crimes with 8,582 recorded incidents which is 21.02 per...Read more