Governor Lee, Mayors pledge assistance to Ondoy, Pepeng Victims

Casiguran, Sorsogon, October 7, 2009: In a unanimous show of unity and solidarity for and with the victims of Storm Ondoy and Typhoon Pepeng, the leaders of the Province of Sorsogon decided to allot a part of their community budget to help out these distressed people.

Sorsogon Governor Sally A. Lee and the Municipal Mayors, headed by LMP President Bulusan Mayor Juan Guysayko, in a meeting in Casiguran town on October 7, said that they will each shell out a certain amount for the victims. Governor Lee, on the part of the Provincial Government will give P200,000.00, while each of the fourteen towns and Sorsogon City will give P20,000.00.

This gesture of goodwill has been decided upon by the executives as a matter of reciprocity to other communities who also did their share whenever the communities of Sorsogon were affected by past calamities. The assistance shall be coursed through the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC)and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Manila.

It is to be remembered that Sorsogon Province has always been affected by typhoons since it is within the Typhoon Belt, and everytime calamities come, many outside communities extend their helping hands to Sorsoguenos.

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