𝐈𝐅𝐒𝐔 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫-𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐮𝐞
Ifugao State University (IFSU) turned over 50 sacks of rice, assorted seed kits, and hygiene supplies to officials of barangay San Fernando witnessed by some locals in sitio Mongol, San Fernando, Banaue today, August 12.
Marah Joy A. Nanglegan Joy Alsiken , Director of the Department of Extension and Training said the community, which is a 25-minute ride away from downtown Banaue, has been chosen as the beneficiary of the University's Baddangan Program based on a recommendation by Banaue Municipal Local Government Unit for an equitable distribution of assistance.
In sitio Mongol, rice fields, swidden farms, and a residence were damaged by a landslide with strong winds caused by the southwest monsoon sometime in July.
Peter Cayong, Barangay Chairperson, expressed delight and thanks for the assistance given by the University and wished his constituents have come to personally receive the goods. He assured, however, to distribute evenly the assistance to the residents.
Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon, University President, said the academe is always part of a bigger community and is one with the affected locals in their most challenging experiences. She said this modest initiative is one of the many ways the University would like to give back to the communities that helped the institution to be what it is today.
Dir. Nanglegan, meanwhile, thanked all those who entrusted their donations to the University's Baddangan Program, and also promoted the department's extension services and training that they might be interested to join in.
A local resident said this is the second relief operation, after LGU's assistance from DSWD, in their place whose road was initially blocked by a landslide.