Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. led the provincial government in providing assistance and delivery of basic services to 256 families of Sitio Aplaya in Barangay Pangapisan Norte in Lingayen last February 17.
The one-day program was a combination of shelter repair kit distribution, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, medical mission, relief distribution and food for work and feeding program.
Governor Espino said the program to help the residents of Sitio Aplaya was long overdue but hampered by the onslaught of typhoons even as he bared future projects of the provincial and municipal governments for the area such as the construction of a covered court and asphalting of roads.
He likewise thanked Habitat for Humanity for its speedy response to assist the Provincial Government in its recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the province.
As this developed, Habitat’s Government Partnership Relations Officer Gladys Ledina, lauded the Governor for giving their organization a chance to share with the provincial government the opportunity to serve the typhoon-stricken Pangasinenses and help them go back to their normal lives.
So far, there were already 393 family-beneficiaries of the shelter repair kit distribution program from the towns of Rosales, Villasis, Bayambang and Sison and the City of Urdaneta .
Provincial Housing Officer Alvin Bigay said the repair kit worth P7,000, includes six roof sheets, four flexiboards, various sizes of coco lumber, nails and hand tools such as handsaw, hammer and screw driver.
Barangay Councilor Rolden Ramones said that their place is indeed very lucky for being chosen as beneficiary of the program and other privileges accorded by the provincial government.
All in all, Habitat for Humanity Philippines extended assistance worth P2.71 Million in the four municipalities and one city previously mentioned and allotted another P2.471 Million to the towns of Lingayen and Bautista. (PIO/Rafael Manuel)