DAGUPAN CITY – Displaced families in the Amado Street fire received housing materials from Mayor Belen T. Fernandez last May 13 as promised by her when she visited them on May 7 at the barangay’s Basketball court where they are temporarily sheltered.
Each of the 11 families received five galvanized iron sheets, 10 pieces of marine plywood, five pieces of good lumber, umbrella nails, common wire nails and 50 pieces of hollow blocks.
At the same time. Fernandez instructed City Social Welfare and Development Officer Leah L. Aquino to assist the victims in providing some livelihood skills through the city’s Project B.E.L.E.N., organize the community and look after the well-being of the children and include them among the 4Ps beneficiaries if they are qualified.
“There is an ongoing class session on cosmetology and commercial cooking where we can immediately enroll the mothers here so that they can provide their families especially their children with food to eat,” Fernandez said.
Aquino said that the names of the fire victims will be submitted to the enumerators of the Department of Social Welfare and Development which will evaluate them and if they are qualified, will be included in the list of 4Ps beneficiaries.
Fernandez also instructed Engineer Virginia V. Rosario to cause the repair of the community’s existing deep well so that the fire victims will have clean water and to clean their surroundings as well as trim grasses near them to prevent grass fire.
“Kailangan mabilis ang serbisyo natin kasi alam na natin ang kanilang pangangailangan,” Fernandez said. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/May 14, 2015)