Bicol region was devastated by Typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-Ten) last Christmas, affecting 48,458 families in the region. According to the Department of Agriculture, an estimated 87,800 hectares of rice fields and 6,000 hectares of corn fields were also damaged.
Pasacao, Camarines Sur is one of the municipalities that was severely hit because of its geographical location. A total of 5,611 households were affected, with 1,526 houses recorded as totally damaged and 4,085 houses partially damaged. As a response, the Pasacao LGU pooled its resources to provide immediate relief to those affected. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) also provided relief assistance to its fenceline communities.
Realizing the impact of the typhoon on livelihood and the need for sustainable support to the affected families, PSFI, in partnership with the Pasacao LGU, launched the Pasacao Typhoon Nina Livelihood Support Programme to help in the restoration and improvement of living standards and general well-being of affected families in the municipality. The programme included the conduct of Integrated Farming Bio-Systems (IFBS) sessions, goat dispersal for farmers, and boat rehabilitation subsidy for fishermen. Pasacao Mayor Niño Tayco expressed his gratitude to PSFI for giving the beneficiaries an opportunity to start again.