50,000 kabalens to get relief goods-A A +A
Friday, August 10, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 50,000 flood-affected Kapampangans are set to receive relief goods from the provincial government, as Governor Lilia Pineda directed the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) to prepare for the distribution of relief goods to at least 329 flood hit villages from 19 municipalities and two cities of the province.
PDRRMC personnel and other volunteers had been tasked to supervise the round-the-clock packing of relief goods to provide the immediate needs of concerned residents.
Based on the recent report of the PDRRMC, about 115,320 families were affected with floodwaters brought about by the incessant southwest monsoon rains.
Pineda also convened the barangay officials to assess the effects and damages brought by the non-stop rains which would be the basis for the augmentation effort of the Provincial Government.
She also personally supervised the rescue, forced evacuation and relief operation together with the board members in the different flood-hit towns of the province.
PDRRMC is conducting forced evacuation in the towns of Sto. Tomas, Minalin, Macabebe, Masantol, Apalit, Sta. Rita, Lubao, Guagua and Sasmuan with the support of the municipal disaster officers.
The PDRRMC has already released 32,700 empty sacks for the sandbagging operation in Masantol, Mexico, Sto. Tomas, Lubao, Bacolor, and City of San Fernando.
The PDRRMC through the support of the Philippine National Police, and the Philippine Red Cross had rescued 270 individuals from the City of San Fernando and Sto. Tomas town.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 11, 2012.