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Bulacan aids 2M worth of relief for flood-affected Bulakenyos
Monday, 27 June 2011
CITY OF MALOLOS— While most parts of the province are still reeling from heavy floodings wrought by Typhoon Falcon over the weekend, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado leads the relief operations amounting to P2,495,150 worth of relief goods for flood victims in 281 villages in 17 towns and three cities of Bulacan.

“We are maximizing efforts to prepare and distribute as many reliefs goods that we can in order to alleviate the situation of those affected by the typhoon,” said Alvarado.

Alvarado also said that as early as Sunday morning, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) has alerted municipal disaster coordinating councils in the said towns in anticipation of the back floods which has perennially been submerging low-lying villages in the towns every time strong typhoons hit the province.

He also sent relief and rescue teams in the said areas as well in Hagonoy which is the last town expected to be hit by the receding floodwaters. He also announced that massive clean-up had also started.

Personnel from the Provincial Engineer’s Office, Provincial General Services Office, Department of Public Works and Highways, and police troops from the Bulacan Police Provincial Office have started removing fallen trees and other debris along MacArthur Highway and other major thoroughfares in the province.

Moreover, PDRRMC reported that back floods submerged four low-lying villages in Pulilan and two in Calumpit. The report said that one to three feet of floodwater has inundated the villages of Dampol 1st, Dulong Malabon, Inaon and Tibag in Pulilan and while the villages Meysulao and San Miguel are under one to four feet of receding floodwaters from higher areas.

Felicisima Mungcal, executive officer of PDRRMC, said that some 811 families in Meysulao and 982 families in San Miguel, Calumpit were affected by the back floods and at least 75 families in the four low-lying villages of Pulilan.

Mungcal said that the towns of Pulilan, Calumpit and Hagonoy are the perennial catch basin of back floods coming from higher areas in Bulacan and from the neighboring provinces of Pampanga and Nueva Ecija.

There is also an estimated amount of P66,413,800 worth of damages in the agriculture sector. ###

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