Senator Sonny Angara has sent relief goods to typhoon-affected residents of Camarines Sur and Albay provinces in the wake of disastrous landslides and flooding in Bicol region that happened before the New Year.
Angara's office handed over 7,000 relief packs to concerned local officials for distribution to victims of Tropical Depression Usman.
"Lahat tayo ay may obligasyon na alagaan ang isa't isa lalo na ang mga nasalanta at nawalan ng tirahan at mahal sa buhay dahil sa kalamidad," Angara said.
Heavy rains from the tropical depression triggered flashfloods and landslides that left at least 120 people dead in Bicol.
Angara said it was unfortunate that the tragedy happened just as everyone was ready to welcome the New Year.
"Tulungan natin ang mga biktima na makapagsimulang muli kahit sa pamamagitan lamang ng munting donasyon," Angara said.
The relief goods were distributed to landslide-striken towns of Milaor, Bula, Bato and Nabua in Camarines Sur and Tiwi in Albay.