Pangasinan guv seeks Divine help in stopping rains
While others pray for rains, Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino, Jr. is asking his constituents to ask God’s help in stopping the monsoon rains that have flooded many areas in the province.
In his Facebook account, Espino called on what he called “local prayer warriors” to pray for divine intervention in improving the bleak weather condition that has affected thousands of Pangasinan residents.
“Pray that the Mighty Hand of God stop the rains and let the sunshine up soon,” the governor said.
Two weeks of monsoon rains have inundated 45 barangays and sitios in seven towns of Pangasinan. The prolonged monsoon rains started on July 4.
As if God heard Espino’s prayers, the sun finally shone brightly in Dagupan City at 7 am on Sunday, July 19, according to PNA reports.
In Dagupan City, at least 17 families from flooded sitios Fisheries and Claveria in Barangay Malued have evacuated to the Dagupan People’s Astrodome since Saturday, July 19, and have not returned to their homes yet.
Mayor Belen Fernandez ordered the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) to provide meals to the evacuees and the City Health Office (CHO) to check on their health and provide them with medicines.
Several villages in Dagupan, including their respective schools, are still under water such as Mayombo, Bacayao Sur, Bacayao Norte, Malued, parts of Tapuac and Poblacion Oeste. Floodwaters in villages near the Pantal River may still rise due to high tide.
It is still not certain, however, if classes in public schools will resume Monday as school grounds are still submerged in floodwaters. Among these are the Dagupan City National High School (DCNHS), Bonuan Boquig National High School and Bonuan Boquig Elementary School.
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