NGCP gives food packs, shirts to Albay residents

LEGAZPI CITY ---- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Dec. 7 has donated to Albay province some 1,000 food packs and 2,000 pieces of T-shirts to thousands of villagers affected by Typhoon ‘Tisoy’, according to Nilda Somera, NGCP Bicol spokesperson.

Somera in an interview said the power transmission firm turned over 1,000 units of 15-liter plastic mega boxes containing rice, canned goods, blanket, flashlight, sanitary pads, energy drinks, hygiene kits, first aid kits, distilled waters, shampoo, underwear, disposable cups, and NGCP T-shirts.

The turnover of relief goods was led by Cesar Sanchez, NGCP vice president for Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Gerry Torres, assistant vice president for O&M of South Luzon, and Ricky Escame, manager, Corporate Initiative Advocacy Division. The donated items were received by Provincial Board Member Melissa Abadeza and Rondon Ricafort of the Office of the Governor.

Meanwhile, the Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office (APSEMO) on Monday said that the province suffered some P4.9 billion in damages brought by Typhoon ‘Tisoy’.

Cedric Daep, APSMO chief, said the damages consist of: P2.3 billion for destroyed and damaged houses; P1.8 billion in public infrastructure; P409.6 million in school buildings; and P310 million in agricultural crops.


TISOY AFTERMATH Michelle Jile, 34, of Banuang-Daan begs for help as her house was flattened to the ground by Typhoon ‘Tisoy’. (Rhaydz B. Barcia)