Cebu LGUs help Yolanda-struck residents in northern Cebu

posted on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

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In response to the catastrophe that devastated the northern part of Cebu and various islands in the Visayas, Cebu LGUs (local government units) of Cebu initiate relief operations in coordination with local and international private sectors and organizations.

Aside from repacking numerous relief goods, the Cebu Provincial Government has prepared 12 generator sets, which will be sent to Tabogon, Bogo City, San Remegio, Medellin, Daanbantayan, Sta. Fe (Bantayan Island), Bantayan, Madridejos, Tudela (in Camotes group of islands), Poro, San Francisco, and Pilar.

After the generators will be checked and tested by the engineers of Filmon Hardware and Capitol, they will be dispatched to the said areas and give power to their water systems, which were disrupted because of super typhoon Yolanda.

Governor Hilario Davide III checks the generator sets. (Image courtesy of )

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, on the other hand, aims to apply the concept “City Hall at Your Doorsteps” to the areas in northern Cebu affected by the super typhoon.

In order to implement this concept, a team of two groups will be sent to the affected areas. The team that is assigned to work in the northern part of Cebu will be headed by City Administrator Jose Marie Poblete, together with Market Administrator Raquel Arce. The team to be assigned in Ormoc City and Leyte will be led by Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella and City Councilor Dave Tumulak.

Cebu City Government is also expecting an increase in the number of refugees who will be coming, so they prepared evacuations centers to answer this impending need. The following are the evacuation centers prepared for refugees:

  • Barangay Tinago Gymnasium
  • Cogon Ramos Gymnasium
  • San Nicolas Proper Gymnasium
  • Guadalupe Gymnasium
Mayor Rama during the Command Conference held in the City Hall last October 12, 2013. (Image courtesy of )

In order to help our affected residents of northern Cebu, the Lapu-Lapu City Government organized a fun way to help the relief efforts by organizing a benefit run.

The 4th Frankie Radaza Run aims to receive as much help from Oponganons by allowing interested parties to donate relief goods instead of cash in order for them to join the event.

To join, just follow the 1231 formula which can feed 1 family in 1 day: 1 kilo of rice, 2 canned goods, 3 packs of noodles, and 1 liter of water.

For more information, please visit the Lapu-Lapu City Facebook page or call 239-0552.

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Mayor Jonas Cortes of Mandaue City urged his employees and constituents to help Yolanda victims in any way they can.

Rice, bottled water, canned goods, and housing materials are sought as the city coordinates with the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry to implement their relief efforts.

They are looking forward to assist Borbon, their sister town, and other areas that badly need their help.

“No one is so poor that he cannot give. No one is so rich that he cannot receive.” Concerned citizens from Mandaue City Jail give their donation for the typhoon Yolanda victims. (Image courtesy of )