THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) activated its relief operation last Friday in Cagayan de Oro City to reach out to victims of the January 16 flooding.
NGCP regional public affairs officer Mae Roselle Curiano said that the privately-owned company was able to give plastic containers of relief goods to 300 families in barangay Carmen covered court.
The contents of each plastic container are the following – first aid kit, shirt, flashlight, slippers, toothpaste, spoon and fork, toothpaste, disposable cup, shampoo, canned goods, rice, sanitary pad, blanket, water, toothbrush, underwear and powdered energy drink.
Curiano hoped that these goods could help in the immediate needs of the flood victims whose houses were damaged when urban flooding hit the main and suburban thoroughfares of the city last January 16.
In the past year, NGCP was able to assist 3,000 families in Isabela, Cagayan and Aurora in the aftermath of typhoon Lawin last October. Two months later, the company was able to help 500 families in Naga City in the aftermath of typhoon Nina. Just earlier this month, it was able to help 70 families in Butuan City following the rage of typhoon Auring.
Beyond its post-calamity operations, NGCP is planning to hold disaster preparedness seminars in its host communities. Curiano said they are planning to hold such seminars in Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Agusan del Norte, Bicol and Cagayan within this year.