Mayor Belen T. Fernandez has led a distribution of relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD) to several deeply-flooded barangays in Dagupan brought about by Typhoon ‘Egay’ today, July 27.
This comes on the heels of a move for the local chief executive to declare a state of calamity this afternoon or by tomorrow morning as the Sinucalan River has reportedly reached 6.90 meters above sea level (MASL) from its normal level of 6.00 meters.
Among the barangay recipients today were Tapuac (Sesame, E.P. Nava, part of Teacher’s Village; Mayombo (Mantipac, Insider); Tambac (Melag, Lanao, Riverside); and Herrero-Perez while others are being lined-up for the distribution.
In anticipation of the effect of Typhoon Egay, Mayor Fernandez had earlier initiated the relief distribution last week in the following areas: Mayombo (Kamangaan, Fishpond, Asinan); Bonuan Gueset (Alon, DENR, Bagong Barrio, Sapang Bato); Lucao (Tucok, Talaib) and coastal barangays like Calmay and Salapingao.
The mayor likewise identified other affected areas such as Pantal (Riverside, Patalan, Guibang, Guam, Centro); Lasip Grande; part of Pogo Grande; Lucao (Zone 4 and 5); part of Caranglaan; part of Barangay 1; and Barangay 2.
In full force during the relief distribution were personnel of the City Mayor’s Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, Human Resource Management Office, General Services Office, Dagupan City Police Station led by PLTCol Brendon Palisoc and Bureau of Fire Protection Dagupan led by CInsp Michael Escaño.
(Dagupan CIO News)