Katuwang Resource Center, Inc. (KRCI), a Negros-based non-government organization (NGO) in partnership with Pioneer Insurance released P3.3M cash to 943 families as Property Assistance covering EB Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Cadiz City, Sagay City and Escalante City yesterday.
The distribution of property assistance was done in Cadiz City and Victorias City last January 21, 2014 which was attended by KRCI Chairperson Rafael C. Catalan, Jr. and Executive Director Lawrence N. Ledesma together with Pioneer Representatives, Area Manager James Gepoliano and Donna Legaspi. The event was witnessed by a representative of the City Government of Cadiz City, Wilfredo Cervantes.
Some 32,825 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the provinces in Panay Island received the cash grants from World Food program (WFP) as a conduit endeavor with the Departmento f Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6.
According to Alma Jornadal -Estembar of DSWD Region 6 public information office, the joint endeavor is an additional cash support to 4Ps beneficiaries of DSWD, who were affected by the recent Typhoon Yolanda in the provinces of Panay Island, which was considered most hit provinces in Western Visayas.
The City Government of Victorias, in support to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda held a benefit show dubbed as "Talento Ko, Halad Sa Inyo" at the Victorias City Public Plaza last Dec. 20, 2013.
The activity showcased local talents from the academe to government and non-government workers and different sectors in Victorias City performed gratis et amore for a noble cause.
It pours when it rains for Winner #1, who after literally surviving the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda in November, luckily won P500,000 in San Miguel Brewery Inc.’s. Milyun-Milyong Promo Winner #1 said he stayed with relatives in Cebu after their home in Tacloban was devastated by the typhoon. His relatives treated him to rounds of San Miguel Beer to at least give him comfort when he arrived in Cebu. He gathered the beer crowns and sent them as entries to the promo, and everything, is now, they say is history.
"This will surely help us in rebuilding our home and lives back home—this is really a blessing," says Winner #1 who is going back to his hometown with his family soon.
Luck knocked twice this New Year for Winner #2, a tricycle driver whose wife also gave birth at the break of dawn on January 1. He should be driving to the nearest SMB Sales Office in Camarines Norte to claim his P500,000 cash prize.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has directly submitted to rehabilitation czar Sen. Panfilo Lacson the Consolidated Final Report of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ Damage to Negros Occidental, which reached to P1.2 billion.
This was because Negros Occidental was not included in the damage report for Western Visayas by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Marañon explained yesterday.
"We were told that the province was not included in the damage-areas," the governor said.
Based on the report prepared by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, damage wrought by super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ to Negros Occidental reached P1,205,741,133.
In lieu of the department’s Christmas Party and in keeping with times after typhoon Yolanda, the employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here cancelled their party and instead gave gifts to about 400 affected agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Barangay Magsaysay, Cadiz City.
DAR also collected voluntary contributions from its employees to augment the gift packs distributed to the recipients.
The employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform forego their Christmas Party and instead spend their budget complemented by their voluntary contributions in buying food packs for the agrarian reform beneficiaries in Barangay Magsaysay, Cadiz City which were distributed December 17 led by Assistant Regional Director for Operations Florentino Siladan and Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Lucrecia Taberna (3rd and 2nd from left respectively) with Barangay Captain Archie Lamis (left).* (EAD-PIA6 photo)
Employees traveled around 70 kilometers from Bacolod City and about seven kilometers of rough terrain from the highway to reach their agrarian reform community in Barangay Magsaysay.
The Chamber Fire Brigade recently responded to the call to help Typhoon "Yolanda" affected areas in Cadiz and Sagay cities and as far as Bantayan Island, Estancia, Iloilo City and Tacloban City. The volunteers coordinated with the respective DSWD and public officials of these cities to facilitate their relief operations.
Chamber volunteers in Sagay City with Mayor Afredo Marañon III
The City Government of Victorias, in support to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, will stage a benefit show dubbed as "Talento Ko, Halad Sa Inyo" on December 20, Friday at the Victorias City Public Plaza.
This activity will showcase local talents from the academe to government and non-government workers and different sectors in Victorias City to perform gratis et amore.
The local GMA Kapuso Network held a second batch of relief operation for victims of super typhoon "Yolanda" in Cadiz and Sagay cities, Negros Occidental recently.
Boxes and sacks of relief goods, bottled water and slippers donated by Bacoleños and Negrenses through GMA TV Western Visayas, were distributed to thousands of typhoon victims in Northern Negros, who thanked the donors from private, public and civic groups, the press release also said.
Cadiz City. GMA TV Station Head Cristina Magbojos turns over the relief goods to the victims of super typhoon "Yolanda".*
The 21-member "His Voice Singing Ministry" opened the joyous Christmas season in the city last Friday with a joyous Christmas Musical concert for the benefit of typhoon victims in Negros Occidental especially Cadiz City, one of the hardest-hit areas when super typhoon "Yolanda" lashed the Visayas last Nov. 8. In its more than 3-hour musical rendition at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Bacolod City starting 7pm, the famous singing group thrilled hundreds of men, women and children with their beautiful rendition of religious melodies that warmed the hearts of the audience who stayed long after the concert formally bid goodbye with words of thanksgiving to the Lord and generous donors who gave anything of value for the benefit of the typhoon victims.
Aptly themed "That’s the Good News", the yuletide musical started with instrumental music, a call to celebration and singing of the Christmas Hymn "O Come all Ye Faithful," followed by Prayer of invocation then welcome and greetings.