As of today October 19, 2013 the DSWD has reported more than 90,000 food packs distributed to the affected areas of Bohol. And that the US Embassy has donated $50,000 towards the victims of the calamity.
The loss of Abatan Bridge has necessitated a new land route. From the Bangon Bohol site the route they recommend to people who will be sending their help personally should take this route: Tagb-Corella-Balilihan-Catigbian-Libertad Tubigon-San Isidro Proper-Abehilan San Isidro-Tabuan Antequera-Antequera proper-Aligway Maribojoc-Maribojoc proper-Loon via national road. This is for all vehicles as there maybe roads suited only for motorcycle traffic. Incidentally, the port of Tubigon a long known alternative point of entry to Bohol is now becoming the RORO port of choice to more easily reach the western parts of Bohol.
IDEA Philippines a long time NGO in Bohol dedicated to helping educate the Deaf of Bohol have sponsored children in the towns of Jagna, Loon, Talibon and Sagbayan. They are also conducting food distribution efforts for the rest of the island and are based at the Dao Diamond compound in Tagbilaran City.
Rumors have been circulating texts and social media speculating about the cause of the October 15 quake. The most disheartening and unhelpful speculation is that there is a volcano underneath Bohol. What Philvolcs has explained was that they suspect another cause than was first thought.
It is now hypothesized that it may not have been the East Bohol Fault that was the cause but a formerly undiscovered fault system from Carmen extending towards the northwestern part of Bohol. What caught Philvolcs by surprise is that according to their waveform analysis is that the fault responsible for the quake is possibly a blind fault.
Bangon Bohol Operations
WE LOVE BOHOL / BangonBohol partner Divine Word Outdoor Club (DWOC) was deployed to Agahay, Maribojoc to transport and distribute emergency relief packs provided by the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh).
Goods for the other isolated barangays Toril and Busao were dropped off via the military chopper. This is part of the PGBh special relief operations for isolated highlands.
Going to Agahay, they trekked along the banks of Abatan River, and left it via the Kabawan road. Damage on roads, bridges and built structures is evident and quite alarming.
Today, DWOC will trek to the mountain barangay of Jandig, Maribojoc. The backpackers and motorbikers of Aid Bohol Ministries, meanwhile, will be off to Tabuan, Antequera. (Yesterday, AID Bohol helped distribute cooked food items in Cortes.)
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Also we there are requests for waste tarpaulin to be used as temporary shelters:
…a word from the Philippine Department of Tourism