PAGADIAN CITY, Nov. 20 (PIA) – As the people of the Visayas region struggle for survival in the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), the Department of Education (DepEd)-Zamboanga del Sur schools division has extended financial assistance and relief goods for the victims.
Dr. Arturo Bayocot, schools division superintendent, said DepEd officials, employees and teachers in the province have contributed cash and relief goods to help out the typhoon victims.
“From our schools, districts and division office, we immediately gave voluntary contributions to the survivors of typhoon “Yolanda,” Bayocot said in a text message sent to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9.
“I’ve deposited P130 thousand through DepEd Office of Secretary’s trust fund account,” Bayocot disclosed.
Bayocot added “the division has collected in-kind donations and divided them among disaster stricken-areas of Zamboanga, Bohol and Tacloban.
As an expression of our deepest concern and sympathy, Bayocot said, the DepEd officials and employees are keen in helping the victims of calamities.
Bayocot cited the relief assistance given to the victims in Zamboanga siege in September where two vans of relief goods were shipped to Zamboanga for war and flood victims. (FPG/GCC/PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)