Guv calls for ‘bayanihan’ amid rehab-A A +A
Saturday, August 18, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda called on all officials and Kapampangans to work together in the true tradition of the “bayanihan” spirit amid efforts to rehabilitate and fast-track damaged infrastructure in areas ravaged by floods in the aftermath of the southwest monsoon.
After attending the meeting of the Regional Development Council at Party Place along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Dolores, this city, the governor said: “Kailangan, lahat tulong-tulong sa ginagawa nating rehabilitation efforts. Sama-sama ang lahat pati ang private sector at mga non-government organizations dahil ito ay para sa kapakanan ng Pampanga at ng buong bayan.”
She said the Capitol is in no rush in finding long-term solutions but concerns like remedial or palliative measures for damaged anti-flood structure like the San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin Tail Dike must be immediately implemented in the wake of expected rains in the future.
“Hindi tayo nagmamadali sa paghanap ng long-term solutions katulad noong study sa Pampanga River Basin at pag-aaral at pagtingin sa volume at ruta ng daloy ng tubig. Para hindi balik-balik dahil saying ang ginagastos sa nangyayari ngayon,” she added.
She noted, however, that the Provincial Government will continue on its current moves in rehabilitation.
“Itutuloy ng Capitol ang dredging sa mga silted waterways. Ito ay part ng ating immediate solution na ma-prevent ang muling malakihang pagbaha,” she said.
“Ito ay para sa kapakanan ng lahat. Sana lahat ay makipagtulungan,” said the governor. (Jovi T. De Leon)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 18, 2012.