P2M repair materials given as calamity aid

LAOAG CITY – Demand for construction materials has gone up after Typhoon Mario slammed Ilocos Norte causing damages to many homes across the province.

As this developed, the provincial government supplied more than P2 million-worth of GI sheets, lumber and nails for home repair for families in Marcos, Banna and Nueva Era and other towns whose houses were damaged.

According to the province’s Social Welfare and Development Office, over P3.5 million-worth of relief packs have been distributed to typhoon victims.

In Piddig town alone, 350 relief packs were handed over to the residents in six severely affected barangays namely Abucay, Marwaya, Mangitayag, Libnaoan, Lubitak and Maab-abaca.

Baked products and recycled GI temporary roof sheets were also provided to the residents of Barangay Davila in Pasuquin.

Each pack contains rice grains, canned goods, biscuit, noodles, a bag of sugar and other ready to eat food products.

“The typhoon has caused widespread damages, and right now we are doing the best we can to provide temporary aid to homes and families which were displaced,” Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos said. (CHERRY JOY D. GARMA)