City releases cash to whirlwind victims PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2014 13:30

Victims of the whirlwind which hit and destroyed homes in several communities in the City last July were the recipients of the financial support released by the City Government yesterday, August 14.

Mayor Beng Climaco, together with City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Special Operations Officer Evelyn Las Marias, led the distribution of the cash assistance amounting to Php 80,000.00.

Facilitated by the CSWDO, the financial distribution covered a total of 22 families whose homes were totally and partially damaged by the whirlwind. Five thousand pesos was provided to 7 families with totally damaged homes, while 15 received Php 3,000.00 for partially damaged properties.

Aside from the cash support, each family also received a sack of rice as an additional assistance, courtesy of the Tzu Chi Foundation.

Majority of the families came from Bolong and Sangali, while the rest hailed from Dulian and Bunguiao.

Recall, a whirlwind hit the City on July 4 and devastated areas in several East Coast communities in its wake.  Aside from homes, approximately 2.5 hectares of rice fields were also inundated, and affected 4 farmers, as well as 400 hills of bananas, and 5 coconut trees.

At the onset of the calamity, early relief assistance was immediately provided by the local government through the CSWDO and the City Agriculturist’s Office.

The cash assistance is part of the social support services provided by the local government to victims of calamities and other disasters, and draws its legal mandate from a resolution of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC). — Jasmine Mohammadsali