By: Penn T. Larena
Northern Negros Oriental badly hit by the recent Typhoon Odette in Guihulngan City is left in ruins after it bore the brunt of the typhoon's powerful winds and rains. The city is among the areas in Negros Oriental that were most badly hit, as it was where the center of Odette made landfall.
“We cannot always do great things on this earth, We can only do small things with great Love..” – Mother Teresa
The Rotary Club of Bacolod in partnership with Bacolod’s Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade sparks 'bayanihan' spirit to bring disaster relief to Typhoon victims in Brgy. Binobohan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on January 8, 2022.
Negrosanons in the northern towns and cities of the province are still without electricity and drinking water. It is still a big problem right now. Most of our civic organizations like Rotary Club of Bacolod held a relief operations and medical mission to far-flung places in Negros Island.
The distribution of about 500 grocery packs, food packs, drinking water, used children toys and other items were led by 'Life Changing' President Pauline Cuaycong, Past District Governor Edgar Sy, Past President & Club Secretary Frederick Anthony de Leon, Past President Jose Glen de Gusman, Club Directors headed by Marjorie Dino, the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade headed by PDG Edgar Sy, teachers of GH-Binobohan Ext National High School, Ms. Amy Cuizon, Sgt. Alan Gabunales of the 62IB 3ID of the Philippine Army, Brgy. Captain Elmer Catong, Brgy. Officials, workers; Ms. Alicia Arquillos, Ms. Helyn Bardoc, Ms. Vhicky Escoreal, Sierra Echo, Ms. Josephine Escolanacatong, and the people of Brgy. Binobohan.
About 50 Life-Changing Rotarians, Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade. Club Secretariat and volunteers joined the relief operations. This emergency relief effort is also supported and co-operated by the Rotary International District 3850 under the leadership of District Governor Edwin To.