Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Davao Flood Victims Get Food Aid

Lawyer Karlo Nograles, son and chief of staff of House Speaker Prospero Nograles, distributes rice packs and groceries to victims of a recent flooding in Matina Pangi in Davao City in Mindanao.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Dozens of flood victims in the Mindanao city of Davao have received rice and grocery packs from the congressional office of House Speaker Prospero Nograles.

The solon’s son and chief of staff, lawyer Karlo Nograles, led the distribution of the food aid to the victims in Matina Pangi, which was hit by recent flooding.

The young Nograles said the rice and grocery distribution was part of the “Oplan Kalinga” program.

”Oplan Kalinga is a hunger mitigation program of my father so that poor residents in our district, especially those victims of floods can avail of this aid to cope with their situation,” he said.

Oplan Kalinga program is a year round initiative wherein Nograles visits different villages in the 1st Congressional District to provide food assistance to the poor, especially victims of calamities.

”House Speaker Nograles has allocated funds to ensure that victims of calamities can avail of free rice and groceries,” he said.

The lawyer urged those who needed help to visit the congressional office or village leaders.

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