Beng gives cash aid to calamity victims PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 March 2014 11:51

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday led the distribution of cash assistance amounting to P79,000 to 24 families whose properties were damaged during three separate conflagration incidents and a grenade blast early this year.

During an informal ceremony held at the City Hall Conference Room, the mayor urged the recipients to use to aid rebuild their homes and to work together with her administration to bring peace and progress in the city.

Based on guidelines set by the City Disaster Coordinating Council, families whose houses were totally damaged by a calamity will get P5,000 each while those with partially damaged houses get P3,000 each.

Renters/boarders are also set to receive P2,000 (with totally damaged properties) and P1,000 (with partially damaged properties) in cash aid.

Of the total number of beneficiaries, 7 families received P5,000 each and 13 others got P3,000 each. One boarder was given P2,000 in cash assistance while three renters received P1,000 each.

Evelyn Barredo, one of recipients, expressed her gratitude and support to the mayor, saying the aid will surely help her family rise back on its feet.

Nineteen of beneficiaries lost their properties, totally or partially, when fire broke out in Campo Islam (January 21), Talon-Talon (February 02) and Tetuan (January 25), while the other five were victims of a grenade blast in Ayala on February 21. — Claudine Uniana