Gov Manotoc on addressing 'Ineng' aftermath: "It's a team effort"


Aug. 25, 2019 ...

As the province recover from the damaging effects of torrential rainfall brought by Severe Tropical (STS) Storm "Ineng,"Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc acknowledged national agencies, local government units, and non-government organizations for their efforts during the onslaught of the tropical storm.

"We have received a lot of support and assistance from our valuable partners. It's been really a team effort, so I would like to thank of course, the Provincial Government, through the department heads; the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services and Administration (PAGASA); the Office of Civil Defense (OCD); Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); the Department of Health (DOH; and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)."

Gov. Manotoc also recognized equally important agencies, saying, "Likewise, I would like to thank the Philippine National Police (PNP); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP); Air Force; Coast Guard; Maritime Commands; Energy Development Corporation (EDC); the Department of Agriculture (DA) who guaranteed a three-year loan for our farmers; several contractors who donated and lent their equipment; and also to the unsung heroes who showed bravery and heroism."

Yesterday, August 24, a State of Calamity was declared over Ilocos Norte by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan through Provincial Resolution No. 2019-08-022 due to severe flooding.

Moreover, Gov. Manotoc also reiterated that the Provincial Government has adequate food packs, medicines, and other materials, ready to be distributed to affected areas.

"We have enough relief packs, which is our main focus. We also have to clear the roads, and finally, prioritize our agriculture sector. Simultaneously, we need to deliver the necessary medicine not just to our kailian, but also to their livestock."

Gov. Manotoc, together with other groups and agencies, scheduled to conduct an inspection in the key areas of the province for post-calamity evaluation.