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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Gordon joins firemen in fighting in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY- Senador Richard Gordon stole the show during a P15 million fire that destroyed last week an Indian department store here.

Gordon joined City Administrator Alvin Fernandez in leading firefighters contain the fire.

Gordon, concurrently chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), was here as guest of honor of the Regional ICT Congress when a fire raged for 13 hours and destroyed the Maya Emporium on A.B. Fernandez Ave., the city’s main thoroughfare.

The senator ran to fire scene together with the personnel of the PNPC’s Pangasinan chapter and joined Fernandez in leading the firefighters from the different parts of the province in putting out the fire.

Seen at the fire scene was an SBMA firetruck and a Red Cross Disaster-Response Team assisting the personnel of the local Bureau of Fire Protection.

Earlier, he together with Mayor Alipio Fernande Jr. and ICT Commisioner Monchito Ibrahim wasguest at a forum hosted by the Pangasinan Press and Radio Club.

Ging Magalong, Red Cross chapter administrator, said “the chairman upon learning about the fire from Red Cross volunteers immediately proceeded to the scene to assess the situation and see how the Red Cross could help.”

--By: Jun Velasco - Manila Bulletin

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