By Mario Casayuran
Senator Juan Edgardo ‘’Sonny’’ Angara has sent relief goods to typhoon-affected residents of Camarines Sur and Albay provinces following disastrous landslides and flooding that hit the Bicol region before the New Year.
Angara, a member of the Senate majority bloc, said his office handed over 7,000 relief packs to concerned local officials for distribution to victims of Tropical Depression ‘’Usman.’’
“Lahat tayo ay may obligasyon na alagaan ang isa’t isa lalo na ang mga nasalanta at nawalan ng tirahan at mahal sa buhay dahil sa kalamidad (We all have an obligation to help our fellowman, particularly the storm victims and those who lost their loved ones),” Angara said.
The Bicol region reported at least 120 people dead as a result of flash floods and landslides from the tropical depression.
Angara said it was unfortunate that the tragedy happened just as everyone was ready to welcome the New Year.
The relief goods were distributed to landslide-stricken towns of Milaor, Bula, Bato and Nabua in Camarines Sur and Tiwi in Albay.