Isabela Province– The typhoon-affected southern Isabela towns of Jones, Echague and San Agustin, Isabela are beneficiaries of the European Commission Humanitarian Organization (ECHO) program through the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
Antonietta Asis, chapter administrator of PRC Isabela, said a total of P18 million were allotted by the European Union in the said towns for the provision of food packs and trainings to selected health volunteers in the area.
The health volunteers will serve as partners of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) of the province in times of calamities.
Asis said the selection of the three towns depends on the prerogative of the European Commission and the Red Cross will serve as the bridge in implementing the humanitarian mission of the agency.
Asis said residents in the area felt elated for choosing their towns as area for implementing the ECHO program.
The program will officially start this month and is expected to end in the month of May this year.