Flood-hit villagers get help from a group of Mindoreños

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Flood-hit villagers

Flood-hit villagers: Eastern Mindoro’s CALAPAN CITY – In response to Naujan, this province’s town is being placed under a state of calamity due to floods brought on by the northeast monsoon and the shear line. A group of Mindoreans from Metro Manila started a relief mission there on Wednesday.

The Association of Mindoreos (TAMS), founded in 1997, often hosts food programs for the poor, medical missions, and gift-giving to the elderly.

Flood-hit villagers: In conjunction with the parish priest, we distributed 750 pails containing three kilos of rice, noodles, and coffee to 10 sitios in Naujan, according to Dr. Carl Balita, vice president of TAMS.

Beng Ventura, the Naujan-born president of TAMS, and Venus Morota, the head of the organization’s secretariat, were with him.

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Talon 1, Talon 2, Malalim na Sapa, Tabang Loob, Tabang Labas, Sampaloc, Andres Ylagan, Riverside, and Yayang Centro were the communities that Balita named as being underwater.

A resolution declaring the town to be in a condition of calamity was voted on by the Sangguniang Bayan of Naujan on January 23 at its special meeting.

Since the nonstop rains began in December, at least 5,945 residences have been affected by floods, according to Joery Geroleo, municipal disaster risk reduction, and management officer.

The original estimate for the damage to agriculture was PHP77,832,739, while the initial estimate for the damage to infrastructure was PHP140,641,500.

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47 agricultural villages were impacted, according to Geroleo.

“On the town’s founding day, January 4, it floods. Floods made the nautical highway and Curva in Barangay Pinagsabangan II impassable on January 17, necessitating a rerouting “said he.

Baco and Victoria also had flooding in several of their villages, in addition to Naujan town.

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