Almost 5k families in Davao Region received aid from Rep. Pulong

Rodrigo "Rigo" Duterte II leads the distribution of food packs and other essentials to flood victims in Davao City's barangays 19-B, 2-A, 1-A, 10-A, and 9-A. Office of Rep. Pulong Duterte.

Almost 5,000 flood-affected families in the Davao Region received relief assistance from Davao City First District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte on February 8, 2024.

Rep. Pulong’s team led by his son, Rodrigo “Rigo” Duterte II, through Pulong Pulong ni Pulong (PPP) program, distributed food packs containing five kilos of rice, canned goods, one piece of water container, and other essentials to flood victims in barangays 19-B, 2-A, 1-A, 10-A, and 9-A.

The families were affected by the recent trough of a low-pressure area (LPA).

Meanwhile, Rep. Pulong also ordered the distribution of 8,000 packs of rice to the affected families of landslide and flooding in various municipalities, particularly in Carmen, Busaon, Tuganay, Sto. Tomas and Panabo City, in Davao del Norte.

“Our Pulong Pulong ni Pulong (PPP) relief operations continue within Davao City and neighboring provinces to ensure we reach the families affected and provide immediate aid,” Rep. Pulong said.

The Office of the Civil Defense 11 (OCD-11) reported that Davao del Norte, particularly Carmen town, had the highest number of individuals affected by the calamity with 34,000; Davao Oriental with 23,000; Davao de Oro with 12,000; and Davao City with more than 8,000.

OCD-11 noted that 72,000 families or 278,000 individuals were affected by the LPA. There were 12,978 families, or 44,720 persons, who took temporary shelter earlier at the evacuation centers and 11,836 outside or at home.

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