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Bulacan’s emergency teams, public assistance centers, all set for Lenten season
Wednesday, 04 April 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS – Emergency teams and public assistance centers are now in place in strategic places in the province, assisting motorists and the exodus of people coming home to the province this Holy Week.

Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that through the Lakbay Alalay Sumvac Program slated this April 4-8, 2012, emergency teams, police assistance teams and volunteer radio and rescue groups are deployed province wide to respond to emergency road eventuality.

Alvarado said that he would be making rounds and also visit hospitals to see to it that public assistance centers are well in place and ready.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office with its Bulacan Rescue Team and its local government rescue teams partners, different volunteer groups like 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 and Spectrum communication group are also part of the composite team that will provide free assistance to travelling motorists.

Additional public assistance centers will be found in front of the Provincial Government of Bulacan, in Divine Mercy National Shrine in Marilao, and in Brgy. Kapitangan, Paombong where thousands of local and foreign tourists are expected to arrive to witness penitents.

Meanwhile, in case of emergency, just dial the Bulacan Rescue hotline 791-0566. ###

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