Church pleads for help for areas badly hit by Typhoon Agaton in the Visayas

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THE Catholic Church has asked for help for people badly affected by Typhoon Agaton in the Visayas.

According to Maasin Social Action Director Fr. Harlem Gozo, they need additional support to be able to respond to the needs of those in areas badly hit by the typhoon.

Fr. Gozo was also saddened by the fact that they have yet to recover from the effects of Typhoon Odette in December 2021 and then here comes another typhoon that devastated the area.

Among the areas badly hit by Agaton was the town of Baybay in Southern Leyte, which covers the Diocese of Maasin wherein 14 people were reported dead while over 100 families were evacuated.

Palo Archbishop John Du also said that the town of Abuyog in the province of Leyte was also devastated by Typhoon Agaton.

According to him, the conduct of relief operations was difficult since the town is still submerged under flood waters.

In the Archdiocese of Capiz, Fr. Mark Granflor, Director of the Capiz Archdiocesan Social Action Center (CASAC) said that they are already coordinating with the parishes and the local government unit in order to get information as to the extent of the typhoon’s damage.

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