A woman points to the piles of wood that once made up her home before a fatal landslide destroyed her residence and killed four of her loved ones. In Barangay Tueg, a mountain community in the city of Baggao, Cagayan. PAGCOR supported the families of those who died in the attack of Typhoon Ulysses.
The IMMEDIATE aid reached thousands of families in Tuguegarao, Cagayan. In the afternoon, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) delivered vital goods to distant communities that were recently devastated by the floods caused by Typhoon Ulysses.
Pagcor was handing out food and non-food packs to mostly needy families in Tuguegarao City and several low-lying communities that had been isolated for days when the floods sent residents to their rooftops for temporary shelter.
The food packaging contained rice, instant noodles, and various canned goods, while the non-food packaging contained mosquito nets, blankets, and soaps, among other things.
The agency provided pesetas 20,000 to each family with a member killed in the worst floods and landslides in the northern province in decades.
Dante Tapulao, 42, a resident of the city of Enrile, was one of the grateful beneficiaries of Pagcor’s relief mission. Although he had lost several material possessions, he was fortunate to have brought all of his family members and their pets to safety. When the raging water quickly flooded their community early in the morning on November 12th, he was able to evacuate his family on a raft made of bamboo poles.
Helen Donato, director of the Cagayan Provincial Social and Development Bureau, said it will take time for the people of Cagayan to fully recover from the recent calamity in the province and to need all help to return to normal.