Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pang'nan Humanitarian Mission Ends in Leyte

Dulag, Leyte --- The humanitarian mission of the provincial government of Pangasinan to help the victims of typhoon Yolanda successfully ended on December 20.

Vice Gov. Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. represented Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. in turning over three units of repaired/rehabilitated classrooms in Dulag Central School (two classrooms), Dulag SPED Center (4 classrooms) and Dulag National High School (2 classrooms).

Board Members Raul Sison, Generoso Tulagan, and Liberato Villegas witnessed the turnover ceremonies.

Dulag Mayor Manual Sia Que thanked Gov. Espino as he highlighted the support and services the provincial government rendered in his town in the past five days.

These included the relief operations and gift-giving activities in 10 barangays (Camote, San Isidro, Calubian, Luan, Sungi, Cambula, Catnogan, Comvis, Maricom and Sabang-Dagitan) which served 1,400 families (7,000 persons); repair and rehabilitation of classrooms in three major public schools in the town; medical and dental services and health information drives conducted at the Rural Health Unit and several barangays which served about 1,300 residents who also received medicine items; cleaning and clearning operations of debris within school compounds and along streets; installation of street lights at the town plaza; and Christmas lights at the Lady of Refuge church.

Earlier, the provincial government sponsored the Misa de Gallo where Vice Gov. Calimlim stressed in his message to the people of Dulag that the humanitarian activity of the province of Pangasinan is a gift of love and sharing of strength from Pangasinenses.

Some 113 personnel from Provincial Engineer’s Office, Provincial Health Office, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, General Services Office, Provincial Information Office, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and Philippine Army led by team leader Board Member Clemente Arboleda and supported by Cols. Fernando de Guzman, Mariano Versoza and Manny Velasco travelled from Lingayen, Pangasinan to Dulag, Leyte from December 13-15 to personally deliver services to typhoon-affected residents of Dulag, especially those living in far-flung and coastal barangays.

The final wave of the operations was led by Vice Governor Calimlim and backstopped by Board Members Raul Sison, Generoso Tulagan and  Liberato Villegas along with Provincial Health Officer Anna de Guzman, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Emilio Samson and Provincial Information Officer Butch Velasco. The team made a final stop to Palo, Leyte to turnover numerous boxes of assorted medicines to Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla as witnessed by his son, the incumbent Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla.

Gov. Petilla, parochial leader Rev. Fr. Virgilio Laurente, local leaders, barangay captains, residents, school administrators and teachers, who benefitted have also expressed gratitude for the humanitarian activities of the province of Pangasinan.  (PIO/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca)

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