LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Dec. 23 (PNA) — A medical team from Pangasinan visited Dulag, Leyte which was devastated by Typhoon “Yolanda” exactly two years after the Pangasinan provincial government conducted a 10-day humanitarian mission there from December 13-23, 2013.
The medical team from Pangasinan was headed by Dr. Anna Maria Teresa De Guzman, provincial health officer, went back to Dulag, Leyte to check on the residents’ situation now more than two years after the onslaught of “Yolanda”.
The team found Dulag is now pulsating with various activities but it appears the memories of “Yolanda”, the strongest typhoon ever on earth, still linger on.
Under the stewardship of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., Team Pangasinan provided various support services in the area such as cleaning and clearing operations, medical-dental missions, relief operations, repair and rehabilitation of community facilities to include artesian wells, school buildings, government buildings and the local church.
Team Pangasinan was composed of 111-man contingent of doctors, nurses, engineers, social workers, a few military personnel, engineering and general services crew.
The team was able to rehabilitate nine classrooms in the town of Dulag consisting of four classrooms for SPED center, two classrooms for Dulag Central School, and three classrooms for Dulag National High School.
It also completed various engineering, electrical and plumbing works for the police and fire stations, the rural health unit, cultural center and town hall, town plaza and the Dulag Church.
The rehab efforts conducted by the Espino administration have brought hope in the hearts of the officials and residents of Dulag, Leyte especially after seeing their town church installed with lights and adorned with Christmas decorations that time.
The people in the town are still grateful to the Pangasinan provincial government as expressed by Dulag, Leyte Vice Mayor Edwin Mabanta together with the members of the Sanggunian Bayan who welcomed the medical team from Pangasinan.
To this day, the people of Pangasinan still remember the Pangasinan humanitarian mission as shown by the signage printed on the wall of Dulag Central School building expressing the profound thanks of the townspeople to the people of Pangasinan for their help. (PNA)