Revival of Save Pampanga Movement mulled-A A +A
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda and the private sector, through the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) agreed Tuesday on the revival of the Save Pampanga Movement (SPM).
SPM was conceived during the aftermath of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption some 21 years ago.
The proposal to revive the movement came after Governor Pineda met with PamCham chairman Emeritus Levy P. Laus, President Jim Jimenez and director Alfrito Mah on Monday afternoon at Capitol’s main disaster action center along Jose Abad Santos Avenue.
The PamCham officials, along with volunteer Marni Castro, came from Cupang in Arayat town to inspect a damaged flood control infrastructure branded as another “disaster in the making” and reported to the governor of the current situation there.
“I sincerely thank Mr. Laus, PamCham, and the private sector for supporting and helping the Provincial Government especially in times like these where the lives and properties of thousands of Kapampangans are at risk. Sana, ma-revive natin iyung Save Pampanga Movement in cooperation with the private sector dahil malaki ang ginagampanan nila sa mga panahong gaya nitong kalamidad,” said Pineda.
Laus, in response, said they took it upon themselves to assist the Capitol and Kapampangans with resources at hand.
“We know that our governor is busy and tied up in the middle of this crisis. That is why we took it upon ourselves to inspect the infrastructure in Cupang. We are concerned stakeholders and we are in full support of the Provincial Government in its efforts to help our cabalens, as well as reviving any measures for the welfare of Pampanga,” said Laus.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 15, 2012.