By Albert B. Lacanlale
LUBAO, Pampanga—Close to 2,000 families affected by floods induced by monsoon rains in at least three coastal barangays here received relief goods from the municipal government early this week.
Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab directed the Lubao Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) to conduct relief operations in Barangays Bancal Pugad, Bancal Sinubli and Sta. Tereza 2nd from July 17-18.
LDRRMO chief Edgar Dabu delivered the relief goods in the coastal barangays that were submerged by at least three feet of water due to high tide.
Each of the families received a pack of goods that included five kilograms of rice, canned goods and instant noodles purchased from municipal funds.
The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development also sent family kits that contained clothes and other personal necessities to the affected families.
Mayor Cayabyab, along with Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and officials from the Department of Public Works and Highways also conducted ocular inspection on vital infrastructures to determine the extent of damages sustained from the continuous rains dumped by tropical storms “Gardo” and “Inday”.
While classes in private and public schools resumed Thursday, Mayor Cayabyab suspended schooling in the three coastal barangays as well as in two other villages—Remedios and San Roque Arbol.