Tuesday, August 27, 2013

VP Binay visits flood victims in Pangasinan

Public Officials in Pangasinan in a huddle with
Vice President Jojo Binay (2nd from left) during his
visit in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan last August 26. From left
Pangasinan Police Director Marlou Chan, Binay, Board
Member Ranjit Shahani,Sta. Barbara Mayor Lito Zaplan,
Vice Governor Ferdie Calimlim, and Binmaley Mayor
Sam Rosario.

LINGAYEN---Thousands of Pangasinenses specially victims of typhoons Labuyo and Maring that recently hit Pangasinan expressed elation as Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay visited the province last Monday,August 26 to distribute relief assistance. Together with provincial officials led by Vice-Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. Police Provincial Director Marlou Chan, and local chief executives, VP Binay led the ceremonial distribution of the relief packs intended for the typhoon victims in the flooded areas in various towns of the province. “Ang aking pagpunta dito ay upang personal na makita ang talagang nangyari -- ito ay damdamin ng isang mayor na aking katungkulan bago nahalal bilang Bise-Presidente ng Pilipinas,” Binay noted. In his brief visit to Bugallon, Binay congratulated all government officials in the province for their readiness and preparedness during calamities.
 Binay likewise took the opportunity to thank Pangasinenses for the support they have extended when he ran as vice-president during the last election and further thanked the people of Pangasinan for the equal support to his daughter now Senator Nancy Binay. As this developed, Bugallon Mayor Jumel Espino also thanked VP Binay for the show of concern to Pangasinan even as he assured of his town’s support to all his endeavors. Relief packs were also distributed in the towns of Mangatarem,
Aguilar, Bugallon, Lingayen, Binmaley, Dagupan City, Calasiao and Sta. Barbara. Binay said that he hopes to extend assistance in all other areas in Pangasinan that were severely affected by the typhoons. (PIO/ Chona C. Bugayong & Angie Villanueva)

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