Beng hands over cash aid to blast, calamity victims PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 August 2015 17:52

Mayor Beng Climaco distributed on Tuesday nearly P100,000 in cash assistance from the city government to the victims of bomb explosions and other calamitous events that occurred in the city over the past five months this year.

Among the beneficiaries were eight families who lost their homes to fires that broke out in the neighborhoods of Ayala and Tumaga on April 30 and May 26, respectively.

Two families received P5,000 each for their houses were totally reduced to ashes, while the six families received P3,000 each for the partial damage to their houses for a total of P28,000.

Heavy rains and strong winds spawned by a tropical storm battered the city in July, leaving eight families in Upper Calarian with partial damage to their homes and one family in Patalon homeless.

The city government gave P3,000 to each family from Upper Calarian and P5,000 to the homeless family in Patalon for a total of P29,000.

On July 24, an improvised explosive device exploded at Manly Massage Parlor along San Jose Road, killing the cashier on the spot and injured 10 other people.

Of the injured victims, five where confined in the hospital for treatment and they received P5,000 each, while the five others were considered outpatients and received P3,000 each for a total of P40,000.

Assisting the mayor in the cash aid distribution was City Social Welfare Officer Ma. Socorro A. Roxas.— Vic Larato