Cancelling the christmass party of Tupi local government officials and employees and extending cash and relief assistance to victims of supertyphoon Yolanda seems not enough, as the municipality's Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRM) has again form a team to extend its helping hand to areas not yet reach by relief operation and assistance.
Tupi MDRRMC headed by Tupi Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr., has organized a 25 member team to conduct relief operation in Bantayan island, Cebu.
In a meeting, Tupi MDRRMC has considered Bantayan island, as it is also one of the severely ravage by the super typhoon, and upon confirming that the relief assistance the island had received were not in magnitute as compared to other parts in the Visayas.
"Bantayan island was also severely hit and damaged by Yolanda but seldom or little assistance were just received by them" said Mayor Tamayo adding " I have talked to the local officials to Bantayan Island and that they are in dire need of rice assistance.
The municipality through Sangguniang Bayan (SB) resolution no. 316, passed and approved on December 4 appropriated P500,000.00 to be used for the relief operation in Bantayan, Cebu. Said resolution authorizes the local government officials and employees to use the fund in the conduct of its relief operation.
Tupi MDRRMC will be adopting Sitios Santa Fe and Hagnaya all of Barangay Patao, Bantayan, Cebu.
Meanwhile, the team will depart for Cebu via Gen. Santos City airport and is scheduled to do repacking of rice in a warehouse in Cebu. The following day, the group will proceed to Bantayan Cebu for the relief operation.
The relief operation team is composed of MDRRMC members as follows: Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr., Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO) Emil Sumagaysay, Dr. Lester Claveria of Tupi Rural Health Unit, Municipal Treasurer Eliseo Balisi, and Anita Munoz of the treasury office, Planning Officer Julgen R. Dajay among others.