As the government and other sectors including foreign countries continue to pour in help to victims of typhoon “Odette,” a fund and relief goods raising campaign has been opened to help court officials and employees.
The Supreme Court (SC) Office of the Court Administrator said it launched the fund and relief drive aims to help the affected staff recover from the devastation brought by the typhoon.
The said relief goods, it said, would be given to court officials and employees in typhoon-devastated areas in Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, and XIII.
Deputy Court Administrator Raul Villanueva said cash donations can be deposited to Land Bank of the Philippines Savings Account No. 3471-0104-12 in the names of Supreme Associate Justice Jose Midas P. Marquez and SC Chief Administrative Officer Maria Carina M. Cunanan.
The release of calamity assistance was earlier approved for release to court personnel affected by typhoon “Odette” (Rai), the strongest to hit the Philippines this year.
The release was disclosed in an official court statement released through the SC Public Information Office.
Likewise, they opted to turn off Christmas lights in all courts nationwide, and in their official residences in Baguio City to show sympathy.
The lights off order was in consonance with the power supply cut-off in most areas in the provinces of Bohol, Siargao, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands which remains down as of posting.
The government, led by President Duterte has continued its relief efforts particularly in the Visayas which was hardly hit by the typhoon.
Many foreign countries also brought planeloads of relief goods to help the affected families.