Our town is still reeling from the economic dislocation caused by the massive floods in October. Funds for rehabilation projects are still being sourced. In the meantime, many of our Kabaleyans are hard pressed making both ends meet due to loss of business, damaged farm crops, lower purchasing power in the local setting.
And here we get another disaster: the other day, a huge fire damaged a big portion of the town's public market. That dislocates many of our small scale businesses, eroding their capital base.
Some suggestions have come up to raise funds for the reconstruction of the market. Will anyone take the cudgels of providing assistance to those who have just lost their businesses so they could bounce back and help the local economy?
Calling all Mangaldanians abroad to come together and pool resources to extend assistance to our Kabaleyans.
Here are some pictures of the fire's aftermath sent to Aliguas Mangaldan by Atty. Maria Paz Serafica.