Typhoon Paeng-affected Ilonggos received relief efforts from Iloilo City LGU and CSWDO

Heavy rains and strong winds started to hit Iloilo City and other neighboring municipalities causing massive destruction of livelihoods and houses on Friday, October 28. The typhoon named Paeng, displaced some of the residents, especially in the coastal barangays. Some houses in City Proper and Molo district were damaged by strong waves.

The Iloilo City Government via the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) instantly mustered its relief operations for Ilonggos affected by the aggression of Typhoon Paeng. The efforts got support from various sectors in the metropolis.

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Volunteers facilitated the distribution of relief goods for the typhoon-affected residents of Iloilo City. 

Iloilo City mayor Jerry P. Treñas reiterated that the CSWDO assured that the evacuees have enough food supply and comfortable beds during the evacuation period.

“We have provided temporary shelter and distributed food packs, and hot meals to our evacuees para mapasiguro ang ila seguridad kag kahimtangan sa tion sang kalamidad kag emerhensya. Naghatag man kita sang psychosocial support parehos sang counseling and stress debriefing kaupod ang atonmga CSWDO personnel,” Treñas said.

UswagIIonggo Partylist has started providing financial assistance of P5,000 to all families with totally damaged houses and P3,000 to all families with partially damaged houses thru the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Volunteer groups, bake shops, and non-governmental organizations also joined the relief operations through various donations. 

After the announcement of the state of calamity status, Treñas said that the city government will also provide financial assistance from our calamity funds of P10,000 to all families with totally damaged houses and P7,000 for those with partially damaged houses. These will be taken from the calamity fund.

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“We are so grateful for the help extended by the different sectors to the Ilonggos who are greatly affected by Typhoon Paeng. We are all in this together for this battle, ululupod kita sa pag bangon,” Treñas added.

As of November 2, CSWDO reported that there are 9,649 individuals and 2,295 families from 62 barangays in the city were affected by the tropical storm. A total of 485 persons are still in the evacuation center.

The agency also reported that 221 houses were totally damaged while 596 are partially damaged.

Typhoon Paeng, a severe tropical storm left a massive impact on most parts of the Philippines. It took place with pouring heavy rains and substantial winds that caused flooding and landslides in some areas. A total of 150 people died as of this writing leaving surviving families totally devastated. 

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Diamond Georgina is a lifestyle entrepreneur and blogger based in Iloilo City. Apart from blogging and being a professional salesperson, she loves filming (video content), traveling, and emerging in communities. She considers herself a life-long learner. Feel free to collaborate.

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