Manila evacuees get food boxes before going home

Published November 13, 2020, 5:26 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

More than a thousand families in the City of Manila who evacuated amid typhoon “Ulysses” were given food boxes by the local government before sending them home.

(Photo from Isko Moreno Domagoso Facebook page/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the 1,125 families were each given a box containing two kilos of rice, sachets of coffee, canned goods, and instant noodles.

The evacuees were also given breakfast before being allowed to leave the evacuation centers following the typhoon’s exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility at around 9:30 a.m.

The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRMMO) also made rounds in the city to provide clean water to residents suffering from water interruption.

Among the areas they visited are the Manila Veterinary Inspection Board, Barangay 332, Barangay 319, Barangay 262, Barangay 264, Barangay 260, Baseco Evacuation Center, and Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Hospital.

Concessionaires Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. announced that their customers will experience service interruptions after the typhoon due to poor water quality, particularly high turbidity level, at Ipo Dam in Bulacan.