Celso visits fire site, victims in Campo Islam PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 June 2014 12:15

District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat yesterday visited the site of the fire in Campo Islam that razed to the ground almost 100 houses and displaced close to 300 families to reaffirm government support and assistance.

Together with Campo Islam barangay chairman Faizal Jamalul and other barangay officials, Lobregat also visited the 288 families housed at the John Spirig Memorial School.

Lobregat has endorsed the list of the almost 300 affected families to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) where he serves as governor, for additional assistance to the victims.

The solon called up PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pa and Zamboanga Chapter administrator Vic Liozo for the grant of additional help to the affected families. The distribution of the goods is expected this morning, however, Lobregat cannot join the same as he will fly back to Manila also today to attend the session in Congress.

The city government and other groups and individuals have given assistance to the displaced families.

Lobregat said no matter how small, the support and assistance from the government would help the families affected to cope with the crisis.

He pointed out that the incident was so unfortunate—something that nobody wanted to happen to anybody.

Be that as it may, the solon said, the victims can expect some assistance from the government to help them start their lives anew.

Accompanying Lobregat during the visit to Campo Islam yesterday were former Councilor and incumbent Zamcelco Director Rudy Lim and former City Social Welfare Officer Francisco Barredo.