CEBU CITY, Dec. 8 (PNA) — Big waves and strong winds hampered the delivery of relief goods from the Cebu provincial government to typhoon Ruby victims in the islands of Bantayan and Camotes in northern Cebu, an official said.
Rose Hao, officer-in-charge of the Cebu Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), said the province’s role is to augment the relief goods of the local government units (LGUs) with evacuees.
But they encountered problems in the transportation of relief goods due to the bad weather, especially to the town in the two islands.
Among the LGUs that received relief stocks are Medellin, Borbon, Liloan, Talisay, San Remigio, Bogo City, Compostela and Madridejos.
The towns are the ones that will get their relief goods from the designated relief distribution center of the Cebu Capitol.
Cebu Provincial Information Officer Ethel Natera said the Capitol designated Argao as relief distribution center in the south, and Bogo District Hospital for the northern towns.
The provincial government provided them sacks of rice and boxes of noodles, sardines and water.
The LGUs with evacuees that have not yet received their goods are Bantayan, Sibonga, Tuburan, San Fernando, Tabogon, Minglanilla, Cordova, Balamban, Alcoy, Pinamungahan, Sogod and Daanbantayan.
The PSWDO said more than 37,000 families were evacuated before typhoon Ruby made a landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar on Saturday night. (PNA)