Carles Mayor Siegfredo Betita and the barangay officials of Gigantes Island and neighboring island barangays confer with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on how they could avail of the province's calamity fund on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The waters surrounding Gigantes Island were recently hit by red tide affecting the livelihood of fishermen in the area. Also joining the meeting are Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) chief Dr. Jerry Bionat (left) and Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dennis Ventilacion (back to the camera).
The 66 duplex housing units at Caritas Village in Brgy. Malayuan, Ajuy, Iloilo that were turned over to 132 families whose houses were destroyed during the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013. One hundred thirty-two families in Ajuy, Iloilo, whose houses were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda in 2013, now live in their new homes courtesy of the Caritas Internationales and Caritas Austria through the Caritas Philippines.
ILOILO - The absence of search and rescue (SAR) equipment in municipalities prone to natural disasters like tropical cyclones remains a problem here, according to the Iloilo Provincial Police Office. Based on their experience, Police Provincial Director Cornelio Salinas revealed that most of the municipalities in Iloilo lack the capabilities and equipment in search and rescue operations.
ILOILO – Seventy-nine percent of the 335 fishermen who lost their livelihood after Super Typhoon Yolanda have been paid for the labor they provided in building their motorboats.These fishermen from Ajuy (35), Anilao (15), Banate (35), Barotac Viejo (30), Carles (100), Estancia (30) and San Dionisio (20) were beneficiaries of Adopt-A-Fisherman Program.