Relief packs reach Pangasinan homes
DAGUPAN CITY, April 5 (PIA) – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the distribution of food packs to every household in Luzon in light of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and local government units have heeded the call in their areas of responsibilities.
In Pangasinan, a total of 97,300 relief packs and 2,400 sacks of rice were delivered by the provincial government to the 44 towns and three component cities of the province.
Gov. Amado Espino III personally deployed the trucks carrying the relief goods that were packed by provincial government employees since March 19.
Each relief package includes three kilograms of rice, two tin cans of sardines, and two packs of instant noodles.
In Dagupan City, distribution of relief packs to its 31 barangays started as early as March 17 in the farthest and island barangays of the city.
“Thank you sa gobyerno sa pamimigay ng food packs na walang kinikilingan,” said businesswoman Eden Melchor.
The second wave is now also being distributed by city and barangay officials.
The capital town of Lingayen has also reached out to its residents and packs from barangay funds were also distributed.
In Alaminos City, a truck load of relief goods from the office of Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go arrived in the city on Friday afternoon.
The relief augmentation include sacks of rice with grocery items and 60 boxes of bottled water.
Secretary Raul Lambino, Cagayan Special Economic Zone (CEZA) Administrator and Chief Executive Officer donated 11,000 pieces of face masks for front liners and LGUs in western Pangasinan.
Barangay Bical Norte in Bayambang town has been on total lockdown since the confirmation of COVID-positive resident. As no resident is allowed to enter and exit the barangay, officials give them food augmentation and run errands for them in the market. (JCR/VHS, PIA Pangasinan)