Relief, core shelter assistance pour in Arayat

September 29, 2009 9:52 pm 

ARAYAT, Pampanga, Sept. 30 — Thousands of emergency relief and various kind of assistance poured in this town following the mudslide incident here that killed 12 persons at the height of tropical storm Ondoy last Saturday.

Different local government units from adjacent towns and city, including non-government organizations (NGOs), took time to help the affected families whose house were partially and totally wrecked by mudflows.

As of Tuesday, Angeles City Mayor Francis “BlueBoy” Nepomuceno has turned over to Arayat Mayor Luis Chito Espino relief goods and cash amount with a total of P250,000 as disaster assistance.

Mark Allen Sison, city administrator of Angeles, said the assistance is part of the calamity fund of the city.

Sison said Mayor Nepomuceno believed that helping people has no boundaries and limitations.

The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry including Jaycees, different Rotary clubs in Pampanga, Quota International and the Laus Group of Company have shared a total amount of P380,000 as core shelter assistance to 38 families.

This amount is aside from the burial assistance which Romero has personally distributed to the families of the dead victims of landslide.

Vice Governor Joseller “Yeng” Guiao gave the affected families with assorted relief goods, which he turned over to Espino for distribution.

Guiao also told Espino that businessman Manny Pangilinan will give the affected families with some 100 sacks of rice.

Other NGOs who gave helping hand are those who came from Tarlac and the Philippine Army.

Nagpapasalamat po ang buong bayan ng Arayat sa lahat ng mga tumulong sa aming mga kababayan na nasalanta ng kalamidad. Hindi po naming malilimutan ang inyong pagmamalasakit sa aming mga kababayan( The town of Arayat would like to thank all those who helped our constituents who were hit by the calamity. We will forget your concerns to our constituents,” said Espino and Vice Mayor Larry Trinidad. (PNA)

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