DAR looks after own employees, offices in typhoon-ravaged Isabela and Cagayan provinces

Published November 27, 2020, 12:32 PM

by Chito Chavez

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) announced Friday that it has provided aid to its employees and offices in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan who were affected by typhoon Ulysses.

DAR Secretary John Castriciones (DAR / MANILA BULLETIN)

DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones said the agency has “initiated the provision of priority assistance to DAR employees and municipal offices’’ with the distribution of financial aid, relief packs, office supplies and five desktop computers in the said provinces.

Cagayan Valley Regional Director Samuel S. Solomero said five DAR employees, who were severely affected by the typhoon and whose houses were submerged by the flood were provided with financial assistance.

The five DAR employees are Engineering Aide Jerry Narag, Agrarian Reform Program Technologists Carlo Padua, Rose Cardona, Lailani Apostol and Contract of Service Lovely Talaro.

Solomero cited “Castriciones for initiating the provision of 1,100 pail packages distributed to 570 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Cagayan, 330 ARBs in Isabela, and 200 regular and service personnel during the “DAR to Door: Tulong-tulong sa Pagbangon.”

“Relief assistance contains both supplemental food and non-food items to help the victims start their life all over again. The relief packs for the registered ARBs or those with ARB IDs contain DAR pail packages complete with essentials for their needs. Non-ARBs were also provided with basic food and non-food packages, while those who are present in the venue were given cooked meals and used clothing,’’ the DAR statement noted.