Sunday, September 1, 2013
VP Binay distributes goodies to Pangasinan
STA. BARBARA – Mayor Carlito Zaplan said that Vice President Jejomar Binay gave recently here one thousand bags of relief goods for the people of this town who were affected by the flood brought by Typhoon Maring.
He said that 12 of the villages here have been declared under the State of Calamity. “There were 12 barangays but we considered them minimal. Those villages that were struck by huge flood were Barangays Dalongue, Alibago, and Songkil,” Zaplan explained in Pilipino.
But he said the beneficiaries of the relief goods who trooped to the public gym were not necessary those who were from the 12 barangays. “We just invited some of them. They were residents who did not suffer the way those villages I mentioned where flood were deep, ” he stressed.
Zaplan said he discussed too with Vice President Binay housing projects here through the social insurance system Pag-Ibig.
Binay was accompanied by Pangasinan Vice Governor Ferdinand Calimlim, Pangasinan Police Director Marlou Chan, Colonel Castro of the Army Brigade assigned in Binmaley, Pangasinan, Binmaley Mayor Sam Rosario.
Aside from this town, Binay and party have visited and dropped relief goods in the City of Dagupan, the towns of Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon, Binmaley, and Calasiao. (MCO)