Local News: Oplan Help Negros Says: ‘More Help is Needed’
GRIM FACED. a farmer from Sagay in a protest rally recently where the group calls for the Provincial Government to act on the harassments committed by alleged members of the RPA/ABB in their area in Hacienda Baldevia, Sagay City.* (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Relief goods, food, water and used clothing along with medical services were given to victims of the recent earthquake that shook the Visayas region, mainly in Negros Oriental. A multi-sectoral group led by the Negros Island Health Integrated Program (NIHIP) and Bayan-Muna Partylist were able to identify the worst-hit areas where people in trauma need help the most.
Partylist were able to identify the worst-hit areas where people in trauma need help the most.
People live in fear and hunger, says Girlie Cabailo of Nihip. They need food, water and medical assistance to cope with the trauma after the quake. Last February 18, the group was able to reach Barangay Binubuhan, Sitio Tacpao and was able to help 200 beneficiaries. Volunteer Doctors and Nurses went with the team to give medical treatment for people in the said affected area.
A group from La Consolacion College and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines went to Buenavista and handed over assistance to more than 250 people in the area. The group is also calling for the swift action and decision of the Local Government Unit in Guihulngan over the assistance to the people in the affected areas.
Oplan Help Negros continues to call on volunteer groups as well as individuals who could share for the victims in the Oriental side of the Province.*