Disaster Risk Reduction & Mitigation

Davao City to also help Nina-ravaged Marinduque

January 3, 2017 By

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is out to request yet another allocation from the City Council for the second batch of financial aid to typhoon-struck Marinduque, which belatedly declared a State of Calamity.

The financial aid is expected to be approved once the City Council resumes its regular session, said the mayor’s Chief of Staff Raul Nadela, Jr.

The City Government of Davao already gave P11 million in financial aid to the victims of Typhoon Nina in Camarines Sur,

Catanduanes, Albay and Mindoro last week.
The cash assistance was taken out from the city’s Calamity Fund.

The local government also distributed more 20,000 food packs to the areas devastated by the typhoon.

Emmanuel Jaldon, the chief of Davao City’s Central 911, said two more batches of food packs are set to be airlifted to Bicol anytime this week.

Mayor Duterte has earlier expressed sympathy to the victims of the typhoon.
“The Dabawenyos extend our deepest sympathy to everyone affected by the devastation left by Typhoon Nina,” Mayor Duterte said.

“Davao City is no stranger to calamities and we understand the distress that the victims of Typhoon Nina are going through this time,” she added. CIO