December 1, 2023

BANGUED, Abra – More than 21,000 Abrenians were served with hot meals by the Philippine Red Cross through its disaster response food trucks.

PRC-Abra Chapter Administrator Jen Bernal said PRC’s food trucks have been going around the different towns to provide free and freshly-cooked meals for the affected families since the start of relief operations in the aftermath Typhoon Egay.

“More than 21 thousand individuals na ang nabigyan ng ating food truck ng hot meals since nagsimula ang relief operations ng PRC dito sa Abra,” Bernal said.

With the threat of Tropical Storm Goring, that PRC has stationed the food trucks here in the province to continuously deliver free meals for Abrenians, she said.

“As of the moment, may dalawang disaster response food trucks ang PRC dito sa Abra at nakahanda sila palagi considering na may paparating na naman na bagyo,” Bernal said.

Aside from providing hot meals, the PRC-Abra in its relief operations for Egay-affected individuals also distributed food and non-food items such as loaf bread, bottled water, hygiene kits, sleeping kits, sanitary pads, diapers, and clothes to affected Abrenians.

The PRC also deployed a water tanker to affected barangays in Bangued to provide clean potable water for the residents.

In barangays Ubbog and Lipcan, more than 24,000 liters of clean water were provided to the residents.

The PRC also continues to hold child-friendly space activities in affected barangays to de-stress individuals especially children from the traumatic experiences after the floods. – Christian Allister Tubadeza