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PIA News Service - Sunday, November 10, 2013

Butuan dad arrives in Tacloban, conducts relief operations

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 10 (PIA) – City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. along with the medical and relief teams of the city government has arrived Sunday afternoon in Leyte to conduct relief operations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City.

Amante said they brought along initial assistance which contains packed goods, water, food and medicines and some paraphernalia via a dump truck and rescue vehicles to assist in the medical, clean up and clearing operations.

“We will be staying in the city for the next few days,” said Amante.

Earlier, Amante appealed to public for donations, may it be monetary or in kind such as usable clothes, rice and canned goods to respond to victims of Typhoon Yolanda, which hit Eastern and Central Visayas on Friday, November 8.

The massive typhoon has caused storm surges, destroyed homes, loss of lives and left thousands of people in need.

With this, Amante is continuously calling on Butuanons to donate whatever useful items that they have including food and water to help the victims. “These donations will be delivered anytime this week,” he said.

Concerned citizens may send their donations at the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Basement Level of Butuan City Hall. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)