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Communities in remote areas in Benguet receive relief goods 

March 14, 2021 Uncategorized

ITOGON, Benguet, May 11(PIA) —  Families in far flung communities  in this  municipality  are able to receive  relief goods   that were airlifted   over the weekend.   

Relief goods  are delivered to  far flung  villages  in Benguet that could be reach by  hours of walking,  thanks  to the  Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group Baguio(RMC-PIA  CAR) 
Gov. Melchor Diclas leads the  relief operation in far flung sitios in Itogon, Benguet .

The provincial government of Benguet, the municipal government of Itogon, Office of the Benguet Congressman, and the Philippine Red Cross Benguet Chapter thru the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group Baguio airlifted relief goods and other basic commodities to sitio Domolpos in Tinongdan and sitios Oling, Bantic and Lawiguen in Dalupirip.

Almost 300 sacks of 25-kilogram rice, 5 sacks of sugar, 220 food packs, vitamins and medicines were distributed to the different communities in the farthest areas in Itogon which could be reached by walking for several hours to one day.

Last week, relief goods were airlifted  to  far flung communities in Badew and Tacadang in Kibungan and Kayapa in Bakun.

The airlifting of relief goods is a way to help the farthest communities in Benguet who are  o affected by the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine due to the COVID-19 threat.

Distribution of relief goods  to families in remote areas of Benguet.

The relief operation over the weekend  was  led by Governor Melchor Diclas and La Trinidad Councilor and Benguet Sangguniang Panlalawigan Ex-officio Member Nestor Fongwan Jr., Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan, with the Itogon Municipal Police Station led by Major Romel Sawatang and the PAF TOG Baguio led by Lt. Col. Alan Macatingrao.

 The officials also took the opportunity to explain to the communities the situation of the COVID-19 in the province, answer several issues and concerns on the extended ECQ and gave some of the guidelines and provided how to ensure safety and protect oneself against the COVID-19 virus. (JDP/RMC-PIA CAR)

 

source https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1041510

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