AKB seeks donations for typhoon victims

NAGA CITY --- The Ako Bicol (AKB) partylist group is calling on individuals to join its “Tabang sa Kalamidad” drive to help Bicolano families affected by the super typhoon “Rolly.”

AKB’s relief operations dubbed as “Tabang sa Kalamidad” has already assisted over 1,500 families in Camarines Sur that were severely affected by the typhoon.

Aside from the 3,104 families in Albay who received bags of rice, canned goods and other commodities, some 500 families in Barangay Sabang in Calabanga town have received relief goods on Saturday,Nov. 7, while some 1,000 more families in the towns of Sagñay and Bato in Camarines Sur have received the relief goods the following day.

In an interview, Rosalieh Luces, AKB media relations officer, said the partylist group already spent millions of pesos its relief goods operations.

RELIEF DISRIBUTION. AKO Bicol (AKB) Partylist’s Tabang sa Kalamidad operations benefit some 4,000 families affected by Typhoon “Rolly” in the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur. PHOTO BY PAULO DS. PAPA


She said those who benefited from AKB’s relief drive were typhoon-affected families in Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes, provinces badly hit by the super typhoon, which destroyed properties and crops, and has claimed 21 lives.

Luces said that Reps. Zaldy Co and Pido Garbin have called for solidarity among Bicolanos to help the typhoon victims.

Recently, AKB has partnered with SM Foundation and Philip Morris in helping families affected by the typhoon.

Earlier this month, AKB has distributed bags of basic and emergency goods to 405 families in San Francisco, Guinobatan, Albay.

Some 588 families in Travesia, Guinobatan were also given relief goods while 500 families in Baybay and Jonop in Malinao, Albay also received relief assistance.

Other barangays that received relief goods from AKB were: 531 families in San Bernardo, Tiwi; 580 families in West and East Carisac, Libon, and 500 families in Mayao, Borongan, Ilaor Norte and Sur, in Oas, Albay.