LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The Provincial Government delivered on Friday, March 17, a P500,000 check as its aid to Surigao City after it was devastated by a powerful earthquake sometime last month.
Pangasinan fourth district Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario traveled all the way to Surigao City to hand over the check to Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas on behalf of Governor Amado Espino III.
Rosario was accompanied by Emil Samson, Provincial Social Welfare and Development officer.
A similar P500,000 check will also be delivered to Camarines Sur, which was also devastated by a powerful typhoon.
The Provincial Goard, in its regular session last March 6, approved the grant of aid of P500,000 each to both Surigao City and Camarines Sur.
The amount came from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management fund of the province. (PNA)