00 for every household with family members who died in that tragic incident in Salug
, and another 8 households in Siocon where 9 individuals also died due to flash floods.
Then they travelled by land and reached his home in Salug
on Tuesday morning, Estilles said.
Jeffrey Lim, 36, mayor of Salug
town was nabbed by abductors near the town's bus terminal on Monday evening, a radio report which quoted police, said yesterday.
Praxides Rubia, the Zamboanga del Norte information chief, said the local governments of Siocon, Gutalac, Salug
and Labason had declared state of calamity after coming up with damage assessment reports last December 25.
The Office of the Civil Defense said the areas under state of calamity are Leon Postigo, Gutalac, Salug
, Labason, Baliguian, Siocon, Sirawai, and Sibuco in Zamboanga del Norte and Tambulig town and some villages in Zamboanga del Sur.
Galvez said most of the fatalities are in the town of Gutalac with 20 while there were nine fatalities in Salug
, seven in Siocon, six in Sibuco and one in Leon Postigo.
Valley Cluster Rice Project in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, , on the other hand, is provided with a program called Intensified Rice Production, Milling and Marketing.
We've repeatedly pleaded with villagers near coastlines and riverbanks to evacuate but they refused,' said Vice Mayor Jesus Lim of Salug
town in Zamboanga del Norte, where seven people died and seven others went missing due to flooding that destroyed 40 houses.
The recipients of these projects are the cooperatives of Diongan, Macasing, Gunayen and Sayaw Consumers Cooperatives in the municipality of Siayan, the Kasamahan ng mga Magsasaka ng Paraiso (KAMAGPA), Sampinitan and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries of Marcelo Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ARBEMCO) of Kalawit and the Salug
Small Coconut Farmers Cooperative of Salug
The death toll included those of Gutalac, Sibuco, and Salug
He said the NIA is giving priority to areas affected by El Nino especially in the four systems: Salug
River and Dipolo in Molave, Labangan, and Bayog, respectively.
Billy Beltran identified the fatalities as Philip Dagurayan Malon, chairman of Barangay Mucas in Salug
town, and Edgar Vincent Lagare, also of Salug