Sara Duterte organizes ‘Oplan Tabang’ for Taal-affected residents
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is sending 5,000 food packs to families displaced by the eruption of the Taal Volcano.
Task Force Davao Commander Colonel Consolito Yecla, whose unit had been tasked to distribute the relief goods, said his troops are now preparing the food packs for the families, who are have settled in temporary shelters since Sunday.
According to Yecla, the targeted areas of their relief efforts in Batangas include Sto. Tomas, Tanauan, and Calaca.
“Mayor Inday immediately organized and will send relief goods on behalf of the people of Davao,” said Yecla.
Yecla said his troops are targeting to reach the evacuation centers on January 17 or sooner, not discounting possible difficulty in transporting the goods to Batangas.
“While it may take days to reach its destination since the task group has to travel the winding roads of the three main islands and has to cross the seas twice, the Task Force Oplan “Tabang” organized by City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte hopes to ease the suffering of the evacuees,”
Yecla said the Davao City Government through Task Force Davao is also accepting donations from those who may want to help the displaced families in Batangas
He said people who want to donate may go to the headquarters of Task Force Davao at the Sta. Ana Wharf Compound in Davao City.