Sunday, September 1, 2013

AFP Reserved Command lends a hand to calamity stricken Bulakenyos

HAGONOY, Bulacan—Relief goods began to pour in flood ravaged towns of Bulacan since the weekend, but it is still not enough no matter how many are distributed.

Distribution of relief goods continued on Monday along with medical missions which drew hundreds of Bulakenyos.

This time, not only local government units are distributing relief goods and conducting medical missions.

Even the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserved Command (AFP Rescom) led by Brigadier General Quirino Calonzo joined the band wagon in a attempt to help Bulakenyos.

Speaking to hundreds of residents at Barangay Tampok here, Calonzo said that  AFP Rescom has been helping Filipino in different parts of the country, especially during and after a calamity.

He said chose this coastal town because he was born and raised in this town which has been ravaged by floods the last three years.

“It’s good to be back but I can just come back in my hometown without helping may kababayans knowing they suffered from floods,” he said.

Calonzo is joined by personnel from the AFP Rescom and volunteers from Association of Medical Doctors in Asia (AMDA.

Members of the Voice of the New Generation Rescue 184 also provided manpower assistance while San Miguel Foundation helped in providing relief goods.

In other towns of Bulacan, Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado led distribution of relief goods starting Saturday.

They have distributed relief goods in Balagtas, Obando, Hagonoy and the cities of Meycauayan and Malolos.

Even other politicians also joined in distributing relief goods to their constituents.

This includes Board Members Michael Fermin and Felix Ople of the first district of Bulacan.

Both board members has been distributing relief goods in different towns since Friday.

On Monday, Fermin distributed 160 bags of relief goods at Sitio Pulo, Barangay San Jose in Calumpit town. Dino Balabo