THE provincial local government unit (LGU) of Bulacan is sending humanitarian aid to the Bicol Region, particularly to the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes, which were both hit hardest by Super Typhoon “Rolly” (international name: “Goni”).
On Friday, Gov. Daniel Fernando announced that the LGU will donate cash aid to the provinces of Catanduanes and Albay worth P500,000 each during a two-day relief operation, conducted on November 4 and 5 where 11,387 families from the towns of Calumpit and San Miguel were also affected by Rolly.
The governor has instructed concerned provincial department offices to process the aid as well as the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) , which has begun coordinating with the Albay and Catanduanes LGUs.
Even though the province of Bulacan also needs aid for Bulakenyos, affected by previous typhoons Rolly, “Pepito” (international name: “Saudel“) and “Quinta” (international name: “Molave”), Fernando decided to share humanitarian aid as the province was blessed when Central Luzon was spared from the full onslaught of Rolly.
“What is P1 million? We will send help as one way of expressing our gratitude for being spared from the super typhoon,” he said.
Despite the minimal impact of Rolly on Bulacan, the towns of Calumpit and San Miguel in Bulacan were also affected by floodwaters and flashfloods, caused by the typhoon , prompting the LGU to distribute food packs to some 11,387 families here through the PSWDO.