May 24, 2024

A total of 610 families composed of 2,573 individuals were affected during the onslaught of Super Typhoon Egay in city, according to the final situational report of City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).

The CSWDO on July 26 reported 64 families (274 individuals) were sheltered in the city’s 12 evacuation centers during the calamity while 546 families (2,299 indivduals) were served outside the evacuation centers.

CSWDO Department Head Liza Bulayungan reported a total of 680 food packs worth P272,000 and P40,000 worth of financial assistance was released by her office as of July 29.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Office-Cordillera  provided 25 hygiene kits worth P32,500 aside from P650,000 financial assistance to the affected families.

Additional P95,165 worth of relief assistance from donors was also distributed.

For donations in-kind coordinated with the CSWDO, 64 sacks of assorted vegetables were given by the La Trinidad Trading Post which were distributed to the affected families from the different barangays on Aug. 1 and 2.

A total of 250 beneficiaries from barangays Bakakeng Central, Bakakeng Norte/Sur, Sto. Tomas Central, Sto. Tomas Proper, and Dontogan received food assistance from Mega Pines Realty and Development Corporation and TG Home Builders represented by its president, Fernando Tiong, on Aug. 1 at the Bakakeng Central evacuation center.

Earlier on July 31, SM Foundation distributed food packs to 250 families at Asin Road, San Luis Village, and Victoria Village.

The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation-Mobility, represented by its Assistant Vice President for Business Development Donald Saurombe, also donated 50 food packs to families from various barangays whose houses were severely affected and totally damaged by the typhoon.

Based on the incident report of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Typhoon Egay damaged a total of 287 houses in the city with 14 totally destroyed and 273 partially damaged mostly due to flood, landslide, and strong winds and fallen trees.

Most affected barangays are Irisan, Asin Road, Honeymoon-Holyghost, Loakan Proper, and Bakakeng Norte/Sur.

Bulayungan said those wanting to donate relief goods for those affected by the typhoon like food can coordinate with her office at 422-6056 or 0949-780-9819 and 0919-660-5613.

Cash donations can be deposited at Land Bank of the Philippines with account name: City Government of Baguio and account no. 3552100661. If deposited, send a copy of the deposit slip at [email protected].

Cash donations can also be given at the City Treasury Office at City Hall. Receipts will be provided for every donation according to City Treasurer Alex Cabarrubias. – Gaby B. Keith and Jessa Mardy Samidan