Bataan stable amid calamity

By Mar Supnad

BALANGA CITY, Bataan- Amid monsoon rains, floods and the state of calamity declared in the province, the prices and supply of basic necessities remain stable, according to Department of Trade and Industry-Bataan Director Nelin Cabahug.


Cabahug said the prices of canned goods, processed and powdered milk, coffee, bread, instant noodles, condiments, bottled water, laundry and detergent soap, toilet soap and batteries remained the same as before the calamity. He said DTI is conducting market monitoring to assure of the implementation of suggested retail prices in basic necessities.

Governor Abet Garcia, meanwhile, directed the Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA), led by general manager Charlie Pizarro, the engineering office and others to assist the flood victims.

The MBDA continued to inform the public that in case of emergency, they can call the Bataan Command Center Hotline 911. The hotline can be reached 24/7 via Globe, Smart, Sun and Talk N Text within Bataan.

To prevent flooding, a team from the Provincial Engineer's Office led by Engr. Enrico Yuzon have also rushed in preparing sandbags.

This will prevent flooding in Ambuklao, Brgy Ibayo, Balanga City where the river continues to rise due to rains.

Dr. Rosanna Buccahan of the Provincial Health Office distribute medicines to affected areas. PHO teams provided paracetamol to children, doxycycline against leptospirosis, three types of skin ointments and hygiene kits (pail, blanket, towel, napkin, soap, urinal pot).