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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Cordillera cops and partners donate P.5M in aid to Typhoon Odette victims

La Trinidad, Benguet - The Cordilleran police, together with partner stakeholders, pitched in to send over half million pesos in aid to victims of Super Typhoon Odette in region 7 this December 21.

Through 'Oplan Binnadang', the police were able to send relief goods worth P539,828 for the victims of the strongest tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year in Cebu and Bohol, according to the Philippine National Police Cordillera.

The relief items such as rice, canned goods, groceries, drinking water, vegetables, and non-food items like kitchen utensils, toys, bags, and clothing were sent through two MAN trucks this December 21.

Message of Cordillera Police Regional Director, Brigadier General Ronald Lee

In his message during the send-off ceremony of the goods, Cordillera Police Regional Director Brigadier General Ronald Lee extended his gratitude to those who donated and shared what they have in order to send assistance to Odette victims.

“We are sad to know about the present situation of the victims of Typhoon Odette especially in region 7. All of us cannot physically go there in order to help but we can extend our support by providing what they really need such as clothing, water, food, and medicines,” he said, encouraging the police and other individuals to continue to be a blessing to those in need.

Meantime, donations from different police provincial offices and city police offices in the region are currently being consolidated. These are said to be sent as the next batch of relief to the victims.

Typhoon Odette, which made a landfall on December 16 in Siargao Island, has affected over 1.38 million individuals from MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Central Mindanao, CARAGA, and BARMM.

Moreover, the typhoon has taken 177 lives as of Wednesday, December 22, leaving more than P2.7 billion damages to agriculture and infrastructure.


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