There goes Pampanga provincial Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda personally bringing various relief goods to the towns in the province of Abra. He was bringing help to the said local government unit that was badly hit by a strong earthquake that rocked the northern Philippines.

The strong earthshaker which until now manifests some aftershocks, resulted into casualties and serious damage to infrastructures. It has displaced residents who are now living in fear of more destructive tremors.

Pampanga is never late in helping other provinces whenever typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes strike. It is quick to help and somehow alleviate the effects of calamities and disasters through the provision of relief. This was proven in recent occurences in other provinces.

The provincial government, under the tutelage of Governor Pineda, leads men and women bringing truckloads of goods and even medical supplies and services. It represents the helping hands of kapampangans to some people in distress.

The governor for his part, has requested for the allocation of budget from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the purchase of grocery items and drinking containers. Immediately, the local legislature acted upon the request and vehicles carrying the goods went on their way up north with a mission to help.

The province likewise handed over some funds to the provincial government of Abra for the latter's rehabilitation from the earthquake's devastation. The said amount is quite useful to the damage considering the number of infrastructures that suffered the wrath of the shaker.

The Pineda family likewise donated some goods from their personal resources. Helping others runs in their blood. Their benevolence and kind-heartedness is immeasurable. Its hard to find the kind of people like them especially in times of trouble.

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When Mt. Pinatubo erupted, Pampanga suffered tremendous damage. We suffered from the aftermath of the eruption for several years. In those times, help to kapampangan poured in. With our resiliency and kindness of others, we were able to bounce back.

This time, we are the ones extending help for we know how to be helpless. We know how it feels to be affected by a calamity or a disaster.

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