Sagip Metro 4: DLSU Community Mobilization for Emergency Response


On August 17, 2013 the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Maring” international name “Trami”.  Provinces of Cavite, Laguna and Ilocos Sur were placed under state of calamity.  In Cavite, the floods reached up to 8-12 feet high, displacing several families.

As of August 26, 2013, the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) reported floods and rains had affected 642,884 families or 2,928,348 people in 2,048 villages in 154 towns and 37 cities in 18 provinces. 

Twelve of the fatalities were from Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) while 11 were from Central Luzon and one each from Cordillera and Metro Manila.  Three persons remained missing.

Damage to infrastructure and agriculture was estimated at Php 633,082,850.88.

The De La Salle University campus and its partner communities were not spared and were heavily affected by the floodings.


Our Immediate Response……

August 18-19, 2013: Weather news monitoring, conduct of Damage, Needs, Capacities Assessment or DNCA with the partner communities.

Data gathered from DLSU partner communities are the following:

PARTNER COMMUNITIES NUMBER OF AFFECTED FAMILIES
Paco, Pandacan
550
Hapiland/Parola, Tondo
1,800
San Roque, Navotas City
135
Kaunlaran Village, Caloocan City
300
Catmon, Malabon
200
Hulong Duhat, Malabon
100
Tanza, Navotas City
350
Pandacan, Manila
280
Sun Valley, Paranaque
150
Villa Paraiso, Paranaque
45
Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela City
46
Kaingin Bukid and Masambong QC
349
Bagbaguin, Canumay, Paso de Blas Valenzuela
700
Daniel Fajardo, Las Pinas City
200
Dalandanan, Valenzuela City
250
Rodriguez, Rizal
750
PHILCOA Quezon City
750
Barangay Pasol, Quezon City
106
Bagong Silang, Caloocan City
400
Leveriza Our Lady of Parish
30
Leveriza, Pasay
100
Barangay Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan
250
Lian, Batangas
300
Baseco, Tondo
1,400
Barangay 746, Manila
250
TOTAL
10,091 Families

August 20, 2013: COSCA, USG, CSO, Safety and Security Office (SSO), preparation for the DLSU-Wide Emergency Response. Sending of urgent alerts/appeals and calls for donations.

August 21, 2013: 1st wave of Relief Delivery Operation (RDO) served 280 families from four (4) areas, San Roque, Paranaque, Pandacan, Manila, Our Lady Parish Leveriza and Lian, Batangas

August 22, 2013: 2nd wave: Relief Delivery Operation, served 750 affected families from three areas namely Sun Valley, Paranaque, Montalban, Rizal and Baseco, Tondo

August 23, 2013: 3rd wave of Relief Delivery Operation, served 1,939 families from 9 areas; Paco, Pandacan, Kaunlaran, Caloocan, Catmon, Malabon, Hulongduhat, Malabon, Mapulanglupa, Valenzuela, Daniel Fajardo, Las Pinas, Bagong Silang, Caloocan, Brgy. Pagasa, Bagac, Bataan, Lian, Batangas

August 24, 2013: 4th wave of Relief Delivery Operation, served 1,167 families from Tanza, Navotas, Kaingin Bukid and Masambong, QC, Bagbaguin, Valenzuela and Baseco, Tondo

As of August 24, 2013 a total of 4,136 affected families or 24,816 affected individuals were provided with relief packs. About 831 volunteers participated in the collection, sorting, repacking, and loading of the relief packs.


CASH DONATIONS/PLEDGES AS OF AUGUST 24, 2013
 
VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS/INDIVIDUALS
1 Br. Ricky Laguda, FSC 100,000.00 1 Various Individuals Php 111,956.00
2 Br. Michael Broughton, FSC 100,000.00      
3 PUSO 50,000.00      
4 COSCA 50,000.00      
 
TOTAL:
3000,000.00  
TOTAL:
Php 111,956.00
Over-all Total: Php 411,956.00

DLSU Sagip Metro 4 was facilitated by the Center for Social Concern and Action, USG, PUSO, Alumni Association, Safety and Security Office, Physical Facilities Office (PFO) and CSO.

On August 24, 2013 at 10:00 in the evening “Thank You” banner were posted at South and Henry Sy gates to extend the teams deepest appreciation on effort provided by the Lasallian Community and concerned individuals for the generous gifts to the survivors of the recent flood.

Once again, Lasallians have shown what it means to be a person of Faith, Service and Communion in Mission to our fellow Filipinos affected by the severe flooding.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts, Forever.