CABANATUAN CITY – Nearly 600 families affected by the recent Typhoon Karding in three villages here received food packs in a relief operation by the Lions Clubs International of the Philippines on Oct. 19.
Project coordinator and secretary Esther Arimbuyutan said at least 384 packs were distributed to families at the ACA Elementary School in Barangay San Juan Accfa in the morning, and 100 packs each for Barangays Isla and Calawagan in the afternoon.
The project called Relief Operations for the Victims of Typhoon Karding, implemented by the District 301-D1-Philippines, was funded by the Lions Club International Foundation with counterparts from the local clubs, she said.
“After ng bagyo, hiningan kami ng situational report at ipinakita natin ‘yung mga nasalanta dito sa atin,” Arimbuyutan said.
District Gov. Cesar Santiago said they have so far distributed relief goods to 14 areas, that include villages in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Nueva Ecija affected by the typhoon.
He expressed hope that they could bring in medical services, environmental programs or livelihood projects rather than relief for calamity victims in the future.
“Ito po ay hindi lamang nanggaling sa Lions Clubs kundi ito po ay bahagi rin ng mga biyaya galing sa Panginoon,” Santiago said.
Allan David, school principal, expressed gratitude saying the relief will be a big help to calamity victims that also include families of their students.
The city government helped in the conduct of the activity.