The Office of the Vice President (OVP) said it distributed relief goods to 103,047 families affected by typhoon Gener and the heavy monsoon rains.
In a report to Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, OVP Assistant Secretary Rosalie Licauco said the OVP distributed 8,500 relief bags in Mindoro; 24,128 in Bataan; 13,767 in Bulacan; 1,882 in Nueva Ecija; 6,150 in Pangasinan; 1,300 in Quezon City; 12,650 in Rizal; 7,500 in Cavite; 2,500 in Pasig; 1,000 in Marikina; 4,000 in Zambales; 2,000 in Caloocan; 10,500 in Tarlac;1,950 in Batangas; and 5,220 in Laguna.
Binay Wednesday led the relief operations in Imus, Gen. Trias, Rosario, Kawit, Noveleta and Bacoor in Cavite.
Last week, he visited families affected by severe flooding in Paombong, Malolos, Pulilan and Bustos in Bulacan. He also went to the evacuation centers in Marikina.
Binay said he is thankful to the people and organizations giving aid to those affected by the heavy flooding. He also expressed confidence that Filipinos can rise above the calamity.
“Nananatiling matatag ang diwa ng bayanihan sa ating lipunan. Naniniwala ako na walang pagsubok na di natin kayang lampasan kung tayo ay magtutulungan at magsasama-sama,” he added.
Binay said the OVP started relief efforts in Occidental Mindoro where heavy rains caused landslides and massive flooding. The OVP then distributed relief goods in the towns of Calasiao, Rosales and Bugallon in Pangasinan as well as in the towns of Abucay, Hermosa, Bagac, Morong and Orani in Bataan.
The Vice President through his 2012 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) has allocated funds for relief operations and other social services, including the provision of school supplies as well as medical and burial assistance.