The Office of the Vice President Disaster Operations Center (OVP-DOC) distributed a total of 1,052 relief boxes to earthquake-stricken towns of Davao de Oro.
The relief boxes were distributed, with help from the OVP Satellite Office, to residents of this town and the municipality of New Bataan, which were heavily affected by the March 7 earthquake.
This town was the epicenter of the 6.2 and 5.9 Magnitude quakes that caused landslides and damage to properties.
Mary Joy Formentera, a 23-year old mother of two, was among the residents whose houses could no longer be used due to massive cracks.
Formentera’s family had evacuated in an open space, using a trapal as temporary shelter.
Iven Remoto, a 24-year old resident of Barangay Camanlangan in New Bataan, said the earthquake left him and his mother homeless.
Both Formentera and Remoto received the relief boxes which contained a mosquito net, hygiene and dental kits, slippers, masks and disinfectant alcohol.
A box was provided to each household– some 628 families in New Bataan and 424 in this town.
Catherine R. Cueto