Tulong NCeano program aids 200 families affected by Typhoon Amang


Author: B.Y. Bacus

Date: May 9, 2023
Nearing a month after the onslaught of Tropical Depression (TD) Amang, the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Office of Naga College Foundation, Inc. (NCF), through the facilitators and trainees, brought 200 relief packs to the residents of Milaor, Camarines Sur—one of the 131 areas in the region hit by floods—on May 6, 2023, at the Milaor Covered Court.
According to Ms. Marivic Vargas-Balance, NSTP Coordinator, the NSTP office raised donations from the trainees of the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) and Literacy Training Services (LTS), wherein the cash donations were used to purchase basic commodities for each pack, such as: 10 kilos of rice, four pieces of canned goods (sardines and corned beef), coffee, half a kilo of sugar, half a kilo of green gram, packs of vinegar, soy sauce, and cooking oil.
In her address before the beneficiaries, Balance remarked that “it has been a tradition for NCF to look for communities who are in need amidst and after disasters,” which awed Hon. Anthony R. Reyes, Municipal Mayor and an NCF alumnus, who personally thanked the NCF delegation.
“I am thankful for NCF for choosing the municipality of Milaor as the beneficiary of their Tulong NCeano program… I hope this will open future partnerships,” Hon. Reyes said in vernacular.
Apart from Hon. Reyes, Roberta Nayve, a 72-year-old resident of Milaor, expressed her gratitude upon the receipt of the relief pack, as according to Nayve, she enormously depends on the assistance from the government and other institutions aside from her small amount of income.
With her crops heavily damaged by floods brought by TD Amang, Delma Bustarga, one of the beneficiaries of the Tulong NCeano, also shared that the relief pack she received is “more than enough” to get her family through the day.
Meanwhile, Jess Flores, a 44-year-old person with a disability, temporarily stopped his route as a tricycle driver to queue for the relief distribution to keep him and his sick mother afloat as the aftermath of poverty and a typhoon continue to hit them.
As a practice of collaborative humanitarian service, NCF tied up with the Caritas Libmanan-Social Action Center of the Diocese of Libmanan in terms of coordinating with the local government, identifying indigent beneficiaries, case study and evaluation, and logistics, while AMVenturesome, a women’s clothing store, and DON DO_THIS, a YouTube channel, served as the major sponsors.


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