Donations, assistance overflow; Isabela inches towards recovery

Residents of Isabela province hit hard by Typhoon Ulysses are now slowly returning to their normal lives as donations continued to pour in.

Isabela Gov. Rodito Albano III said said Isabela residents are now busy cleaning up and tending to their damaged properties. “It’s now sunny here, the weather fine and the  typhoon-hit roads are now passable,” he added.

Albano said donations continue to flow in from various politicians, celebrities, and private individuals, along with non-stop assistance from the national government which has given them some 20,000 sacks of rice for distribution  to the affected families.

He also cited that Davao Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte and Mayor Sara Duterte donated a huge amount to purchase materials to repair the houses of residents wrecked by the heavy flooding.

Various senators have likewise pledged to assist in rehabilitating and restoring infrastructures damaged by Ulysses in the province. He said the Isabela provincial government would prioritize the recovery of its constituents and address their health concerns.

“Just as we were overwhelmed by the floodwaters flow, we are now overwhelmed by the flow of relief goods. I’m glad Bayanihan spirit is returning among us,” he declared.

Albano said they are now working on the total recovery of the province and its residents. He thanked all the donors for the continuous relief assistance and support,

“Let us reserve the relief assistance for now as donations here are already overflowing. We thank you for your good intentions and we will again ask for prayers so we could finally recover),” he said.

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