Typhoon-affected families in coastal villages get aid

SASMUAN, Pampanga – Amid knee-deep floodwater, Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda has distributed some 4,038 food packs to inundated coastal barangays in Sasmuan and Lubao towns on Tuesday.

Some 3,223 food packs were distributed to affected residents in Sasmuan which include Barangays Sebitanan, Malusac, Batang 1st, Batang 2nd, and Mabuanbuan.

Pineda also distributed 815 food packs to Barangays Bangcal Pugad and Bangcal Sinubli, both in Liubao town.

“Pagpasensayahan niyo na po muna ang tulong na ito. Alam ko po hindi enough, pero ang importante makapag-initial sa lahat ng bayan o barangay na apektado. Pakiusap ko po sa mga barangay captains, huwag istand-by yung goods at ipamigay agad sa mga affected (We understand that this assistance might fall short of the full extent of your needs. What is important is the immediate distribution to address the initial needs of all the affected towns and barangays. I kindly urge the barangay captains not to hold back relief goods, but to distribute them promptly among the affected population),” said Pineda.

Following his visits to the coastal areas, Pineda had already extended assistance in the towns of Sta. Ana with 3,000 food packs, Apalit with 5,000 food packs, and Guagua with 6,000 food packs.

On July 31, Pineda had placed Pampanga in a state of calamity due to flooding and damages caused by the southwest monsoon that was enhanced by Tropical Cyclones Egay and Falcon.

Based on the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office reports, the provincial government already provided food assistance to heavily flood stricken towns in the towns of Porac, Arayat, Candaba, Minalin, San Luis, San Simon, Sto. Tomas, and the City of San Fernando.

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