PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon continued his 2nd day of visit in the Visayas and Mindanao region to personally assess the situation to address the current needs of the Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) affected residents.
Chairman Gordon will head first to Brgy. Punta Bilar, Surigao City and led the distribution of Jerry cans, Sleeping kits, Tarpaulin, and Hygiene Kits to 300 families. The donation is in partnership with Australian Aid.
Chairman Gordon will continue its route to Brgy. Jubang, Municipality of Dapa, Siargao Island to lead the distribution of food items, which contain soy sauce, salt, sugar, five cans of sardines, 25 kg rice, and 2 liters of cooking oil. Target beneficiaries for the food pack distribution are 250 families. The distribution is in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
“ALL OUT TAYO SA SURIGAO! Ito Pangalawang araw ng aking paglilibot sa mga naapektuhan ng Bagyog Odette. Personal ko na pinuntahan upang makita ko kung ano pa ang mga pangangailangan ng tao upang mabigyan ng agarang aksyon,” Gordon said.
Recently, Chairman Gordon deployed two medical tents with 30 cot beds to support Siargao District Hospital due to the increasing number of diarrhea cases in the area. Chairman Gordon will also visit the medical tents and will turn over 20 boxes of Intravenous (IV) fluid.
During the entire distribution, PRC mobilized its food truck and water tankers to simultaneously distribute hot meals and clean water to the residents in the said areas.
“Mula umaga, hanggang gabi, Tuloy tuloy ang Red Cross sa pagbibigay ng tulong sa mga nangangaialangan. Laging Red Cross ang Una, Laging handa, at Laging Nandyan kung saan kami kailangan,” Gordon said.