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BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Bontoc municipal government has reached out to the victims affected by the massive flooding in Cagayan and Isabela due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Ulysses.
While the municipality is spared from the wrath of Typhoon Ulysses, Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey enjoined the public in prayer for those victims of the disaster.
“We are thankful to the Almighty that our municipality has been spared from the devastating impact of Typhoon Ulysses. Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected families and individuals in these difficult times,” the mayor remarked.
Odsey remarked that the culture of og-ogfo (bayanihan) is innate to every Ifontok, thus, the municipality shall extend any help it can to the victims of flooding in Cagayan and Isabela.
Relative to this, Odsey directed the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) for the purchase of 30 cavans of rice as an aid to the Cagayan Valley and Isabela flooding victims and evacuees.
With this, the municipal government turned over its donation to the Mountain Province provincial government, through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), on November 18, 2020, and the latter shall transport all collected donations from province to the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela.
By Alpine L. Killa