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Solon hails DILG acquisition of fire trucks By Charlie V. Manalo 12/09/2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Solon hails DILG acquisition of fire trucks

By Charlie V. Manalo 12/09/2011

Citing the pressing need at the municipal level to provide increased access to disaster relief services, Kasangga Rep. Ted Haresco yesterday lauded Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo for purchasing 170 fire trucks to cover the needs of about 666 municipalities throughout the country.

This would greatly boost the capacity of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to handle fires throughout those municipalities which currently make do with old and dilapidated units.

Haresco said the lack of infrastructure, especially in the rural areas, already contributes to severely limited access to social services, underscoring that this poses hazards to lives of people..... MORE

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