The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR) new top management sent a team to distribute relief goods to the affected localities a day after severe Tropical Storm Florita lashed some provinces in northern Luzon.
PAGCOR turned over a total of 6,000 food packs and non-food items worth P3.46 million to the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela, which were among the hardest hit provinces.
Bonifacio Cuarteros, Cagayan Chief of Center Management Division and Focal Person on Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Disaster Response Relief said their agricultural crops was heavily damaged by Florita. The province reportedly lost about P344 million worth of agricultural products.
Cuarteros said Cagayan Province has a population of 1.2 million population and many are farmers or depend on farming and fishing. Cagayan’s agricultural crops have been severely affected by the storm.
Cuarteros also thanked PAGCOR for their donation and prompt response.
He said PAGCOR was the first to assist his province.
“Malaking pasalamat ng pamunuan ng province of Cagayan dahil sa maagap at malaking tulong na naibigay ng ahensya.”
Isabela PSWDO Officer Lucila Ambatali likewise expressed her gratitude to PAGCOR for the relief goods they have donated to the province.
According to Ambatali, more than 6,700 individuals in 43 barangays were affected in Isabela. “Most of the damages ay sa northern portion ng province lalo na yung nasa coastal towns.”