City Gov’t continues aid for Kasanyangan fire victims Print
Monday, 04 September 2017 17:34

The City Government continues assistance to the families displaced by the September 1 fire incident at the Kasalamatan village in barangay Kasanyangan and now housed at the Don Gregorio Evangelista Memorial School (Don GEMS) in Sta. Catalina.

Last Saturday, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) distributed food packs, cooking pots, frying pans, glasses, plates, pails to over 100 families in addition to the initial relief goods given through the community kitchen. The City Health Office (CHO) also came in to look into the medical needs of the displaced.

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are also providing assistance to the victims.

Per assessment and validation conducted by the CSWDO as of Sunday, a total of 175 families were displaced by the fire. However, tagging measures will be conducted Monday to further validate the number of those affected by the incident.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Socorro Rojas said on Monday, another set of relief assistance will be distributed to the families in rites to be led personally by Mayor Beng Climaco.

Per report from the City Fire Department, the fire originated from the house of a certain Richard Saraji and claimed lives of 2 elderly individuals.

Damage to properties was estimated to have reached P1 million. (Sheila Covarrubias/PR)