Tuguegarao City – The Samahang Magbubukid sa Lambak ng Cagayan, Inc. in partnership with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region 02 donated a total of P329,110.00 to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02 (DSWD FO2) last September 24, 2018 as additional help for Typhoon Ompong-affected families in the region.

The group was led by Ms. Rubelita S. Bancod, the Division Manager of NIA’s Administrative and Finance Division, who mentioned how glad they are that their group can make a difference with the donation they made.

“We want to be involved with relief operations and this (donation) is one way that we will be able to help,” Ms. Bancod mentioned.

OIC-Regional Director Lucia S. Alan personally welcomed the group along with OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Administration, Mr. Celso Arao, Jr.

OIC-Alan said that the amount will be used immediately and instructed the Disaster Response and Management Division (DRMD) to process the needed documents to use the amount for response measures.

As of today, the field office has a standby fund totalling P10,208,531.04 and a stockpile valued at P4,200,000.00 ready for distribution and use for relief operations. ### By: Chester Carlo M. Trinidad, Social Marketing Unit, DSWD Field Office II