By Glen S. Ramos
Surigao City – The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), has already dispatched and delivered, and turned over a total of 382 boxes of relief goods and supplies to the provincial government of Surigao Del Norte.
“Ang mga relief goods at supplies na ito ay galing sa pinagsama-samang donasyon ng mga opisyal ng Department of Transportation (DOTr), na sa halip na i-allocate ito sa Christmas Party ng Departamento, ay napagkasunduang ibili na lamang nga mga kinakailang pagkain at kagamitan ng ating mga kababayang naapektuhan ng bagyo,” Secretary Arthur C. Tugade stated.
The donations include sacks of rice, cup noodles, packs of canned goods, packs of bottled water, assorted drinks including juice and milk, toiletries, hygiene kits, baby essentials, used clothes, at assorted shoes.
DOTr Undersecretary for Administrative Service Artemio Tuazon Jr. led the turn-over and delivery. “Unang batch pa lamang po ito ng donasyon ng Kagawaran, at madaragdagan pa po sa susunod na na araw.”
Through this donation drive. DOTr emphasized and reminded everyone of the true meaning of Christmas – the spirit of giving and caring for everyone, especially in the midst of calamity. (ai/mtvn)