Friday, December 30, 2011

Italian Government Gives Donations to Cagayan de Oro Flood Victims

by Ruchell L. Mula

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY NEWS - Coursed through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the survivors of the recent tropical storm that hit Cagayan de Oro City are going to receive assorted non-food items donated by the Italian Government.

In behalf of the Italian Government, first secretary-deputy head of mission Alfonso Tagliaferri, Embassy of Italy in Manila turned over the donations to Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, regional director of DSWD in Northern Mindanao, December 28, in the DSWD Field Office 10, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.

Solamillo said in her acceptance message that the department is deeply honored and grateful for the Italian Government’s support and assistance.

“Rest assured that these items will reach the hands of the victims of Typhoon Sendong in the Region,” she said.

The donation such as 3,100 tarpaulins (woven plastic/4x6m), 580 tarpaulins, 286 pieces tents (collapsible/25sq.m), 6000 Jerry can (collapsible/10Lt), and eight units of Water Purifier (4cu.m/hour) are expected to assist the victims for them to be able to recover with the devastation caused by the typhoon.

Moreover, the department will be responsible in the distribution and documentation of the donated non-food items to the internally displaced families.
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