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Red Cross, Lobregat extend assistance to Curuan fire victims


Philippine Red Cross Governor, Congressman Celso Lobregat extended assistance to the families affected by the recent conflagration in Barangay Curuan over the weekend.

The entire volunteer team of the PRC- Zamboanga City Chapter headed by Administrator Joseline Fernandez and Governor Lobregat flocked to Curuan Health Center where they distributed items like mosquito nets, sleeping mats, jelly cans, beddings, personal hygiene kits, canned goods, and rice to 62 affected families with 211 individuals.

Curuan Barangay Chairman Noel Perez welcomed Governor Lobregat and the PRC team to his village saying he was very appreciative of the gesture done by the said organization.

“Bien alegre gayot kame de Curuan con el presencia y asistencia ya ofrece canamon si Congressman Lobregat y el Red Cross. Chene ya bene aqui nuay man lang canamon coordina. Pero aura, sobra-sobra el ayuda ya recivi el mga victima del quema. Gracias gayot con Congressman Lobregat y na Red Cross,” Perez said.

Jessica Falcasantos, one of the recipients of the relief goods was teary-eyed when interviewed by the local media during the distribution.She said that nothing was left from their small house and everything they have been saving and selling in their market stall were all lost to the fire. But still, she was very happy to receive the items given her by the solon with high hopes that they can still continue to do livelihood in the market.

“Grande cosa ya el ayuda ya ofcre ce canamon si Congressman Lobregat. Masquin hinde man ele de aquina Distrito dos, ta acorda pa gayot ele asisti canamon mga victima del quema. Hojala el Señor hay vendici pa conele mucho para puede pa tambien ele ayuda mucho vivientes,” Falcasantos said.

During the distribution, Lobregat was accompanied by PRC officials, Councilor Mike Alavar and the barangay officials of Curuan led by Chairman Noel Perez. (Dexter Yap/PR)

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