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Davao gives more aid to Luzon typhoon victims

January 10, 2017 By


The City Government of Davao extended more financial assistance to victims of Typhoon Nina in Luzon.

On Tuesday, the City Council approved under suspended rules a P3-million cash assistance to three more provinces that also suffered from Typhoon Nina’s wrath in December.

The aid will be distributed to four towns in Marinduque and to some areas of Quezon and Batangas.

The municipality of Gasan, Boac, Mogpog and Torrijos will receive P250,000 each, while Quezon and Batangas will each get P1 million.

Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, the chair of the Committee on Finance and Ways and Means, said that they earlier received a letter from Mayor Inday Sara Duterte to set aside a portion of the city’s Quick Response Fund as financial aid to the three provinces.

“We received a letter of urgency from the Mayor’s office for the approval of the additional P3 million financial assistance for the victims of Typhoon Nina. The fund will be coming from the Calamity Fund of the city for this year,” he said.

Dayanghirang said that the city can always extend financial assistance to calamity-stricken areas, provided that these areas will be declared under a state of calamity first.

The financial aid will help the 43,620 families affected by the typhoon in the said areas.

As in the past, Central 911 Chief Emmanuel Jaldon will also deliver the financial aid to the victims, according to Dayanghirang.

“We also authorized Mr. Jaldon to check the condition of the provinces and to monitor that the money will be used for the benefits of the people,” he added.

In December, Jaldon also distributed the P11 million financial assistance that the City Council approved for the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Mindoro, and Catanduanes.

Aside from the financial assistance, some 20,000 food packs were also sent and distributed to the said provinces before New Year’s Eve. CIO