Helping ‘coz we can: Toby Tiangco sends more aid to Cagayan

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The local government of Navotas sent another wave of donations to the survivors of Typhoon Ulysses in Cagayan Valley on Wednesday, November 25.

Navotas sent 500 food packs to John Wesley College, which provides temporary shelter for many affected residents of Tuguegarao City. Each food pack contained five kilos of rice, 13 pieces of assorted canned goods and five sachets of instant coffee.

The city government also sent food items to the Office of Civil Defense Region 2. These included 100 sacks of rice in 25-kilo packaging; 30 sacks of rice in 50-kilo packaging; 200 boxes of corned beef and beef loaf; 28 boxes and 139 pieces of assorted canned goods; 400 canned sardines; and 30 boxes of instant noodles.

Also donated were 10 boxes of bottled water; 50 pieces of 1-liter bottled water; 300 pieces of 6-liter distilled water; 108 packs of instant coffee; 108 bars of bath soap; 24 bars of laundry soap; 48 sachets of toothpaste; and 63 pieces of toothbrush.

Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco said that while bulk of the local government’s budget was spent on COVID-19 response, there were still enough funds to help areas affected by recent typhoons.

“A part of the additional aid we sent to Cagayan came from donations that compassionate individuals and companies have given to Navotas. We are thankful to them but since we did not suffer any grave damage, we are extending their help to those who need it most,” he said.