Beng urges Zambo folk to help ‘Lando’ victims PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 October 2015 13:29

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday called on Zamboangueños to extend whatever assistance they can to victims of typhoon “Lando” in Luzon, particularly in Aurora region.

“We thank God that we were spared from the wrath of typhoon ‘Lando’ and as our way of gratitude let us help those who were affected by the typhoon,” Climaco said at the Barangay General Assembly in Putik.

“Pabor dale todo ayuda necesario,” she appealed.

She said any assistance in kind can be brought to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or the Red Cross.

Aside from donations in kind, the chief executive said, the best help is to pray for the typhoon victims that they may be able to cope with the difficult situations as a result of Typhoon Landon.

“Our strength is prayer. Prayer is our No.1 weapon against the enemy because God, when we pray, hears our prayer,” she told the barangay assembly, mostly parents at the covered court of Putik Central School.

At the same time, Climaco reiterated her call on all barangay officials, being the incident commanders, to remain vigilant during inclement weather to prevent loss of lives and limbs.

On the part of the city government, she stressed, disaster responders are on standby but it is “really the barangay officials and tanod being in the forefront who can immediately respond to assist would be victims of disaster.”

During the barangay general assembly, Councilor Gerry Perez, being the barangay chairman of Putik, delivered his state of the barangay report, detailing his accomplishments and those that have yet to be done within his term.

Climaco said Councilor Perez’s may have his own priorities based on the needs of his constitutions and the barangay as a whole, but for the city government the main thrusts are on Security, Health and Education (SHE). — Vic Larato