From the Philippine News Agency (Dec 12): Troops recover 8 remains of ‘Pablo’ victims in Davao Oriental
Search and rescue teams retrieved on Tuesday eight dead bodies from the shores
and hinterland villages of Davao Oriental, one of the Mindanao provinces
hard-hit by typhoon "Pablo" last week, a military official disclosed Wednesday.
Army’s 701st Infantry Brigade commander Col. Paterno Morales said that six of
the cadavers, which were found Tuesday, were recovered in Cateel, one in
Baculin, Baganga and another one in Cabugao Island, Boston.
The teams were composed of barangay recovery and retrieval units, Philippine
Army (PA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel. “The recovery of missing persons is a priority effort of our government,”
Morales said that relief goods for victims of typhoon Pablo were coming both
from the province and other non-government organizations (NGOs).
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman
and Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon led local officials, military,
police and NGOs in distributing relief goods in barangay Saoquegue, Baganga
Meanwhile, a feeding program initiated by Eastern Mindanao Command
(Eastmincom) chief Lt. Gen. Jorge Segovia has benefited a total of 800 residents
of Barangays Saoquegue and Poblacion, Baganga.
Feeding program will also be held in the towns of Cateel and Boston......