BOTOLAN, ZAMBALES – Organizers of the 17th National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines evacuated some 25,000 participants to several school buildings and covered courts in two towns of this province.
According to a Philippine Red Cross volunteer, the organizers began with the evacuation after lunch on Tuesday using dumptrucks from the Public Worls Department and busses from the provincial and municipal governments.
Thousands of boy scouts that were evacuated came from different provinces in the country.
The jamboree started last Sunday as the typhoon was still gearing towards the Philippine area of responsibility.
But on Tuesday, rain started pouring at the campsite.
Reports gathered said during the two-days of camping, participants encountered several problems like lack of comfort rooms and lack of adequate waters for local use and also for drinking.
The boy scouts were sent to diff erent schools in the province until all of them are safe.
Earlier, boy scout and delegates from the whole province of Bataan have already pulled out from the camp site.