The island town of Kalayaan in the middle of the West Philippine Sea is facing food shortage.
Joel Rabanal, municipal disaster risk reduction officer of the town said their biggest problem right now is the dearth in the food supply that reaches their small island.
Rabanal cited the distance of their island town from the mainland and the lack of regular ferry trips.
“Right now we are storing 25 sacks of rice and food stuffs for the nearly 100 of local residents which is good for three months, “he said.
Rabanal said they are also conducting a three-day community based training with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) to teach residents basic life support and first aid.