Due to the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and Typhoon Paolo (Tropical Cyclone Lan), Zamboanga City experienced heavy rains and very strong winds that caused flooding and tidal surge in vulnerable Barangays in the City from dawn of October 15 to October 20.
ZABIDA, as part of the Convenio Project, with the support of the Spanish Cooperation (AECID) and Manos Unidas, conducted a #ZABIDARelief2017 from October 17 to October 30. ZABIDA distributed around 4,449 Food Packs that served around 22,410 individuals from 17 Barangays namely Barangay Ayala, San Jose Gusu, Calarian, Maasin, Talisayan, Patalon, Campo Islam, Mangusu, Licomo, Tictapul, Vitali, Recodo, Tugbungan, and Tetuan.
The Relief Response was made possible with the immediate support of The City Social Welfare and Development Head Office of Zamboanga, the Zamboanga Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, and the Respective Barangay Local Government Unit Officials of the aforementioned Barangays, volunteers from the Tau Gamma Phi – Zamboanga City members, Youth Solidarity for Peace (YSP), Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev), Regional Public Safety Battalion – Region IX, Philippine Coast Guard, Marine Battalion Landing Team 11, 545 Engineering Battalion, Philippine Naval Forces – WestMin, Zamboanga City Public Safety Company, Zamboanga City Police Station 1, Claret School of Zamboanga City, Theo’s Builders, Task Force Zamboanga through the 11th Infantry Battalion, Police Station 9 and 10, Chowtime Restaurant and Private Individuals. Through their unconditional efforts, 4,449 families were able to receive Food Pack.