CITY OF MALOLOS – After the heavy rainfall and flooding caused by the Southwest Monsoon which was enhanced by Typhoon Fabian, the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) distributed relief goods to a total of 22,324 affected families in the province recently.
Bulacan Gov. Daniel R. Fernando immediately instructed PSWDO Head Rowena J. Tiongson to conduct a relief operation that started last August 1-2 in Calumpit wherein a total of 3,738 families were given food packs including Barangays Sta. Lucia, San Miguel and Gatbuca; 8,093 families from Balagtas town including Barangays Panginay, Wawa and San Juan; and 1,600 families from Marilao town including Brgy. Poblacion II.
The relief distribution continued last Saturday in Barangays Gugo, Meysulao and Frances in Calumpit town wherein additional 3,491 families were aided and from Marilao town including Barangays Abangan Norte and Poblacion wherein additional 6,641 families received relief goods.
Meanwhile, Fernando encourages everyone to pray and to remain vigilant especially these coming months of heavy rainfall.
“Ganitong panahon na natin mararamdaman ang mga ganitong malalakas na pag-ulan. Wala pa man tayo sa buwan ng Setyembre, Oktubre, Nobyembre kung saan kasagsagan ng mga kalamidad at mga bagyo, ipagdasal na po natin ang kaligtasan ng bawat isa at at tayo naman po sa Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ay patuloy na magbabantay at tutulong sa inyo”, the governor said.
Recently, the PGB also helped families who were affected in the fire incidents in Brgy. San Juan, San Miguel and Brgy. Sta. Ines, Bulakan. ###