Lingayen- - -After two years since the holding of a 10-day humanitarian mission from December 13-23, 2013, in the Typhoon “Yolanda”-devastated towns of Dulag and Palo, Leyte, the provincial government through the medical team headed by Dr. Anna Maria Teresa De Guzman, revisited the area recently.
|Provincial Health Officer Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman and her team were welcomed by Dulag Vice Mayor Edwin Mabanta and the Sanggunian Bayan members|
It can be recalled that the provincial government under the stewardship of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. provided various support services in the area such as cleaning and clearing operations, medical-dental missions, relief operations, repair and rehabilitation of community facilities to include artesian wells, school buildings, government buildings and the local church.
Team Pangasinan, composed of 111-man contingent of doctors, nurses, engineers, social workers, a few military personnel, engineering and general services crew.
Team Pangasinan was able to rehabilitate nine classrooms in the town of Dulag consisting of four classrooms for SPED center, two classrooms for Dulag Central School, and three classrooms for Dulag National High School.
It has also completed various engineering, electrical and plumbing works for the police and fire stations, the rural health unit, cultural center and town hall, town plaza and the Dulag Church.
The rehab efforts conducted by the Espino administration have brought hope in the hearts of the officials and residents of Dulag, Leyte especially after seeing their town church installed with lights and adorned with Christmas decorations that time.
Gratefulness still fills the heart of the typhoon-devastated community as Dulag, Leyte Vice Mayor Edwin Mabanta together with the members of the Sanggunian Bayan welcomed the team of Dr. De Guzman.
To this day, the Pangasinan humanitarian mission remains unforgettable to the community as proven by signage printed on the wall of Dulag Central School building. (Ruby R. Bernardino)