The Quezon City government has extended some P200,000 worth of relief assistance to the flood-stricken areas of San Simon, Pampanga as a gesture of humanitarian concern for the affected families.
Relief assistance from QC Hall included 50 sacks of rice, 20 bundles of used clothing and 20 boxes of canned goods and noodles.
About 15,000 families from Barangays San Miguel, Sta. Cruz, San Juan and Sto. Niño, many of whom are still temporarily seeking shelter in evacuation centers, are expected to benefit from the city’s donation, which was made as an offshoot of an earlier request made by Mayor Leonora Wong of San Simon, to QC Mayor Herbert Bautista.
QC social services development department head Teresa Mariano and department of public order and safety chief Elmo San Diego represented Mayor Bautista in the turnover ceremony.
Aside from the relief assistance, QC also joined the rescue and relief efforts in Calumpit, Bulacan, one of the areas hardest hit by floodwaters brought about by two recent typhoons that hit the country last month --- Pedring and Quiel.
To date, there is a continuing effort from the QC government to boost its response capability and to increase its resilience during calamities.
“We have to do what is right. Any meaningful development plan must highlight the thrust of saving the poor from disaster,” the Mayor said. Precy/ Ej/ Maureen Quiñones, PAISO