City releases P1.2M cash aid for Campo Islam fire victims PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:39

Families displaced by the Campo Islam fire incident last June 5, received financial assistance amounting to a total of P1.2 million, as part of the City Government’s continuing social welfare program.

Mayor Beng Climaco and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Socorro Roxas led in the distribution of the cash assistance to the total 307 families in City Hall yesterday afternoon.

The financial aid depends on the severity of damaged properties and the house ownership status.

Of the total number of beneficiaries, 187 families whose houses were totally damaged received P5,000 each while 111 families whose houses were partially damaged got P3,000 each.

Two families identified as house sharers received P2,000 each; two house boarders (totally damaged houses) received P1,500 each while 5 other house boarders (partially damaged houses) got P1,000 each.

The grant of cash assistance is a continued service facilitated by the CSWDO to calamity victims, and is legally mandated through a resolution of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC).

Last June 27, the Campo Islam fire victims also received a cash assistance of P1,000 each from Sen. Peter Cayetano, who also sponsored a medical mission at the John Spirig Elementary School, which is used as the evacuation center. Also, a few days after the fire incident, the Department of Social Welfare and Development through the facilitation of District I Representative Celso Lobregat also gave financial assistance to the affected families. — Sheila Covarrubias