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DA to request shelters for families rendered homeless by Vinta

“On Monday, I will report to President Rody Duterte what I saw in Anungan and relay the request of the local officials for small shelters for families who lost their houses,” Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said in a Facebook post over the weekend, referring to a town in Zamboanga del Norte.

The Agriculture chief said 70 houses were destroyed by the flash floods which hit the fishing village in the middle of the night.

As form of assistance, the DA gave 565 families in the province an emergency assistance fund of P5,000 each all those who lost their fishing boats will receive 35 units of fiberglass fishing boats from the agency’s Fisheries Bureau.

The DA is also looking into constructing a community fish landing in the area and provide additional assistance to the fishing families.


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