La Union, a beneficiary of Luna, is preparing to carry the aid provided by the Philippine Red Cross with hygiene, sleeping, kitchen and canisters. ENCLOSED PHOTO
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to support La Union weeks after typhoon “Maring” (international name: “Kompasu”), which caused severe flooding in the province.
On October 15, the La Union provincial government declared the province a state of disaster through Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 1413 due to the devastation caused by the severe tropical storm.
PRC, led by Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon, ordered the humanitarian caravan to be dispatched to the province immediately at the height of the storm.
The trailer included a 6×6 truck, a lifeboat, a command post, an ambulance and a food truck. Food was distributed to provide immediate relief to the victims. This included 350 kilos of rice, a hundred cans of sardines, a hundred cans of beef loaf and a hundred cans of tuna.
Maring affected 10 provinces, 127 parishes, and 1,920 barangays, made up of 100,241 families or 400,401 individuals.
The People’s Republic of China supplied the La Union Province with 1,839 water bottles, 649 items of clothing, 331 kitchen sets, 331 plastic mats, 1,000 mosquito nets, 1,000 canisters and 1,000 blankets for 500 families.
The People’s Republic of China also provided 6,226 people with hot meals, psychosocial support, a child-friendly room for 167 people, and first aid management for 276 people. Despite the ongoing pandemic, PRC also distributed 1,347 face masks, 550 hygiene kits, and conducted hygiene actions for 610 people to ensure the safety of beneficiaries.