Benguet pitches in for Pablo victims Created on December 13, 2012, 1:47 am Posted by nup

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Governor Nestor Fongwan is asking the Provincial Board to approve a donation of P200,000 for victims in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental in Mindanao.

Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were worst hit by the recent typhoon which left country with over 700 dead.

Fongwan is asking the Provincial Board to approve the request for assistance with a sense of urgency. The assistance can be culled from reserved funds.

During the regular session of the board on Monday, all members approved the request.

“Even though the province would also need the money in case of emergency or disaster, we also need to share and help,” Fongwan said.

The governor said typhoon hit areas will need assistance in form of money coming from the reserved funds instead of clothes or relief goods.

Fongwan goes back to the times when the province was struck with typhoon Pepeng in 2009 and an outpour of support came from all parts of the country aiming to pay it forward whenever there is a chance.

In a concerted effort in the province Cordillera Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong also pledged to donate a day’s pay of highland cops to the typhoon victims this week.

Donations from the Police Cordillera family will be pooled with other donations from concerned government agencies, private groups and individuals among others region wide before being shipped to the calamity-stricken areas in Visayas and Mindanao for distribution to the affected families. (Ma. Elena Catajan and Melissa Mae Tamayo)


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