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Bulacan to assist motorists this Holy Week
By: PPAO
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has already set all the preparations in guiding all motorists who are taking the provinces’ roads during the observance of Holy Week.

Last week, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (PDRRMO) said that this annual Semana Santa Lakbay Alalay activity aims to deploy emergency response teams that will guide and provide first aid to those people having an emergency and involved in an accident.

It also aims to give travel health and safety tips to the public while trooping to different Lenten and scenic spots in Bulacan this Lenten Season.

The Bulacan Rescue Team has already coordinated with the response teams of the local government units, Assistance and Rescue through Radio Communications for Emergency Situations and Traffic (ARREST), Bulacan Integrated Rescue Association (BIRA), Kabalikat Civicom – Bulacan, Rescue 117, Baliwag Assistance & Rescue Group, Inc. (BARG), Philippine Red Cross, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Spectrum Communication, and others.

There are also first aid stations or assistance desks that will be set up in front of the Capitol, Brgy. Kapitangan, Paombong and Divine Mercy Shrine in Marilao, while the PDRRMO Operation Center is open 24-7.

During the recent meeting of the emergency response team, Alvarado instructed all the concerned department heads and agencies to be vigilant and be prepared for the motorists to have a safe journey. He also reminded the motorists to be more cautious during their travel.

“Maging alerto sa pagmamaneho at huwag kalimutan ang BLOWBAG Rule (battery, light, oil, water, brakes, air, at gas) bago maglakbay at siguruhing ang bawat tahanan ay maiingatan laban sa mga masasamang loob at manmade disaster gaya ng sunog”, Alvarado said.

Meanwhile, PDRRM Officer Liz Mungcal said to always check the condition of the vehicle, bring all the necessary documents of the vehicle, make sure all its windows and doors are locked if you are leaving it, use the headlights especially at night, don’t drink and drive and drivers should get enough sleep, always pay attention when driving or “eyes on the road”. Bring also first aid kit, obey all regulatory signs and traffic lights, unplug appliances and turn off the light switch when not in use to conserve energy, save money and to avoid an electrical short circuit which is the most common cause of accidental fires.

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