Leyte local execs appeal for food, water



ORMOC CITY, Leyte – Local officials were appealing for food and potable water, especially to at least 20 barangays that were badly affected by the earthquake that shook Leyte and cut off power supply on Thursday.

The tremor, the strongest to hit the province in recent years, also killed two people in Ormoc and in nearby Kananga town and wounded more than 200 people.

“We need generator sets to pump the water wells,” appealed Mayor Richard Gomez, as residents could not tap the surface water since the rivers and springs and become muddy following the earthquake.

Affected were mostly mountain barangays that were accessible only through motorcycles due to roug…

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