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Romualdez, LPGMA give aid to Aklan
Aklan Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr. thanks Speaker Martin Romualdez, LPGMA Party-list Rep. Allan Ty for “responding immediately” – drop head
AKLAN 2nd District Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr. on Saturday expressed his gratitude to Speaker Martin G. Romualdez and LPGMA Party-list Rep. Allan Ty for “responding immediately” by giving aid in form of cash and food assistance to some 11,214 families in Aklan affected by heavy floods and landslides brought about by Typhoon Paeng.
“We are grateful to Speaker Romualdez and LPGMA Party-list Rep. Ty, both trusted colleagues and reliable leaders in the House of Representatives, for their compassion and speedy response to the situation of Aklanons,” Haresco said.
Tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) was first spotted on October 25 and has gained strength since, producing heavy rainfall and severe winds which have led to heavy floods and landslides in the Visayas and Mindanao region.
In Aklan province, many residents were stranded in Numancia town after the Aklan River overflowed and has caused massive flooding in nearby localities, beginning Thursday. Deep floods have been recorded in the towns of Libacao and Balete, among others.
The Department of Public Works and Highways has also closed the Kalibo Bridge (Numancia side) after massive flooding has damaged its foundations.
According to the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PRRMC) of Aklan, Typhoon Paeng has wreaked more than 83.6 million worth of total damage in agriculture and infrastructure as of 4 p.m. of October 28.
The PRRMC has also reported four dead, one injured and two missing following the onslaught of Typhoon Paeng.
State of Calamity has been declared in the province of Aklan by its 19th Provincial Board.
The veteran legislator also acknowledged and thanked the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Senator Bong Revilla, Starbucks Philippines and the Gokongwei group of companies for their immediate relief assistance to the province of Aklan.
“These are difficult times for Aklanons but with the continuous and generous support from both public and private entities and partners, I am hopeful that the good province of Aklan will be able to recover and see the light at the end of the storm,” Haresco said.