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Bulacan donates 1 M pesos, 5,000 packs of goods to Taal Volcano eruption victims
By: PPAO
Thursday, 16 January 2020
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AID TO THE PROVINCE OF BATANGAS. Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando and Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas shake hands after the latter received 1 million pesos cheque given by the Provincial Government of Bulacan to the Provincial Government of Batangas as an aid to the province that is severely affected by the Taal Volcano phreatic eruption during the courtesy call held at the People’s Mansion, Capitol Site, Batangas City, Batangas yesterday. Also in the photo are (from left) Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Rowena Tiongson, Board Members Romeo Castro, Jr. and Bernardo Ople, Jr., Chief of Staff Atty. Jayric Amil and (behind Castro) Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Officer Felicisima Mungcal. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS- The Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Governor Daniel R. Fernando personally delivered 5,000 packs of goods containing rice, canned goods and coffee, and one million pesos aid to the Province of Batangas as they were severely damaged by the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano since January 12, 2020.

The Bulacan team composed of the governor, Board Members Romeo Castro, Jr. and Bernardo Ople, Jr., head of PGB offices, rescue teams, medical teams and uniformed police officers headed by Bulacan Police Provincial Office Provincial Director Police Colonel Emma Libunao first went to the provincial capital where they were welcomed by Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas before heading out to distribute relief goods at Batangas Sports Complex, which houses some 5,000 evacuees as of yesterday.

Fernando said that the aid is Bulakenyos’ way of giving back because when the province was devastated by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009, Batangas was among the first ones to lend their helping hand to Bulacan.

“Ngayon po, kami naman ang susuporta sa inyo. May mga pagkakataon po talaga na hindi maiiwasan at biglaang dumarating. Pero huwag po tayo masisiraan ng loob, sapagkat ang kailangan lamang po natin ay panalangin,” Fernando said.

Meanwhile, Mandanas thanked the Bulakenyos for the support and said that seeing Filipino’s concern for the Batangueños boosts their people’s confidence.

“Tayo po ay nagagalak sa mga nagbibigay ng tulong na mahalaga talaga sa mga affected na mga taga-Batangas. Nagpapalakas ng loob namin na tayo’y nagkakaisa kaya naman hindi sila dapat mawalan ng pag-asa,” the Batangas governor said.

Also, Cecilia Albufera, an evacuee staying at the Batangas Sports Complex since the morning of January 13, 2020, extended their gratefulness to Bulacan governor and to all the Bulakenyos.

“Marami pong salamat kay Governor Daniel Fernando sa ipinahatid sa aming tulong, sa mga nasalanta ng Bulkang Taal at ng mga lindol. Marami pong salamat sa ibinigay ninyo sa amin. Marami pong salamat sa lalawigan ng Bulacan,” Albufera said.###

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