CITY OF MALOLOS – More than 300 fire victims were given immediate support from the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Daniel R. Fernando through its Provincial Social Welfare Development Office yesterday after a fire incident which burned down around 138 households in Brgy. Antipona, Bocaue, Bulacan last Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Each affected family were given half sack of rice, pack of clothes and emergency box consisting of sleeping mats, blankets, pillows and mosquito nets while the financial assistance are also being worked on depending on the damage caused for each household.
According to Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Rodante Galvez, the fire incident started at around 9:45 in the morning from an unattended LPG stove and lasted for about four hours and was raised to fourth alarm before being declared as completely fire out by 1:30 in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, Chairwoman Milagros Dabu of Brgy. Antipona, Bocaue said she was still thankful that despite the incident nobody was hurt and expressed her gratitude to the Provincial Government of Bulacan after receiving support and assistance for her community.
“Salamat po at maraming tulong po kaming natatanggap at higit sa lahat ay wala naman pong nasakatan sa kanila. Malaking bagay ito para matulungang magsimula muli ang mga nasunugan lalo’t washed out po talaga ang mga kabahayan at kahit papaano po ay nakikita ko rin naman na ikinasasaya ng mga tao dito sa evacuation kapag may mga dumadating na tulong,” Dabu said.
Affected families are currently staying at the New
Municipal Hall of Bocaue in Brgy. Igulot, Bocaue, Bulacan which serves as the evacuation center where various activities and film showing are being held every day to ease the trauma of the victims.
Prior to the distribution of goods and rice sacks to the fire victims in Bocaue, 23 families from the towns of Obando and Hagonoy also received financial assistance worth P10,000 for those who have totally damaged households while 5 partially damaged households received P5,000.
In addition, a total of 24 households from the towns of Pulilan, Calumpit, Balagtas, Bocaue, San Ildefonso, Doña Remedios Trinidad and City of Malolos received half sack of rice and emergency bags each.###