PDI Food Assistance forTyphoon Sendong Victims
Left photo shows PDI’s Gina de Fiesta
(standing) with Higaonon parateachers. Right photos show cavans of rice for distribution.
Project Development Institute
(PDI) gave food assistance to the Higaonon families of PDI
Alternative Education Program who were victims of typhoon Sendong in Iligan City. The foodassistance served as a way to encourage the Higaonon learners to attend the classes because the learnerswere given one kilo of rice for every session attended. The impact was two pronged: 1) it encouragedthe learners to attend the NFE classes and provided their families with food on the aftermath of Sendong; 2) the NFE classes attended became a venue to release stresses, serving as a psycho-socialremedy from their traumatic experience with Sendong.
Food Assistance DistributionPlace Para-teacherNumberof families
Sinicabog, Rogongon Marlon Linsangan 26
Malandog, Rogongon Jodelyn Onotan 33
Kasayanan, Rogongon Jovel Sangco-an 28
Baclag, Rogongon Teresita Maruhom 19
Poblacion, Mainit Merlita Paglicawan 35
Rebucon, Mainit Nelean Palae 29
Pudog, Mainit Marilou Dagumbis 40
Kapisahan, Mainit Maricel Tumatao 33
Tagpaco, Initao Bae Joy Mutia Lundahay 75