By Mike de la Rama
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (24 Dec. 2011) – Albay governor Joey Salceda has led the humanitarian mission to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan to help the local government units in the disaster operation by providing technical, financial, medical and human resource assistance.
The first batch of the humanitarian mission has been sent here last Dec. 20 for the turnover of the P1-million cash assistance to the local governments units of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities.
According to him, the second batch is composed of the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, headed by Albay provincial safety and emergency management officer Cedric Daep who is in-charge of orientation and briefing to local government officials, affected families and disaster managers.
The joint medical team from the Albay Provincial Health Office and Department of Health, composed of doctors and nurses, are continuously conducting medical assistance to the displaced families.
Albay provincial social welfare office, on the other hand, has distributed assorted relief goods to various evacuation centers here since Wednesday.
The third batch of the Albay humanitarian team arrived, Friday. The team will take care the sanitation, water and hygiene support assistance.
The provincial government of Albay canceled its lineup of activities for this Christmas season, including vacation leaves of disaster workers in order to assist the victims of tropical storm’Sendong’ here. (PNA)