By Helen Castaño | 09:12 PM January 06, 2022
Dauis Mayor Marietta “Miriam” Sumaylo handed out relief goods to Typhoon Odette victims in Tres Reyes Island in Ubay town on Wednesday, January 6, 2022.
It was Sumaylo’s second round of distribution with the help of volunteers including Miss Bohol 2010 Melody Fullante, Dauis municipal disaster risk and reduction management officer.
Sumaylo also distributed 160 relief packs to residents of Barangay Fatima in Ubay last Jan. 2.
Volunteers together with Sumaylo worked hand in hand to load the relief packs on a boat at Tapal port before it was delivered to Typhoon Odette victims in Tres Reyes Island.
Residents from Tres Reyes Island also pitched in to help in the relief operations. They help in the unloading of relief packs from the boat and bring it safely to the shore.
The team also followed precautions against Covid-19, such as wearing a face mask and face shield, as they gave the relief goods and bottled waters to at least 300 families affected by Typhoon Odette as part of her personal initiative.
While they worked to assist those severely affected by the recent typhoon, Sumaylo could not help but lament the wreck it left.
“Maka-touch. Kung naa pa tay daghan ato pa jud ni dugangan tungod sa sitwasyon. Kung atong tan-awon wala jud nagbarog. Kung naay nagbarog bungbong lang pud. Ang mga tawo dili kasabot unsay buhaton, unsaon pagsugod. Ug bisan pa sa kalisud smiling lang gihapon sila nga ila ta gidawat ug ming-participate gani sa atong relief. Sila pa mismo ang naghakot,” said Sumaylo.
“Kung naa pay malumo nga kasingkasing nga naay ika-extend nga mga tabang sa atong mga kaigsuonan diri sa Ubay, kung naa lang, dako na nilag pasalamat. Usa ka litro tubig, lipay na kaayo sila,” she added.
Typhoon Odette battered Bohol and several provinces in Visayas and Mindanao on Dec. 16, 2021.