City aids Rio Hondo fire victims PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:47

The City government through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) provided immediate relief assistance to families affected by the conflagration that hit Rio Hondo Friday afternoon.

Citing partial reports from his field officers, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo said the fire displaced about 60 families who
are temporarily seeking shelter with their relatives.

CSWDO initial reports also placed the number of houses totally razed to 22 including the house owned by Rio Hondo barangay chairman Rozdi Mukaram.
Two people were hurt during the incident but are declared out of danger.

On instructions of Mayor Celso Lobregat, the Barredo’s office provided food assistance to the victims. The relief goods, distributed a few hours after the fire incident included sardines, rice, noodles and other foodstuff.

Mayor Lobregat has also directed Barredo to fast track the validation of the victims’ records for the immediate release of cash assistance to the affected families.

According to Barredo, the final list will also be furnished to the Red Cross and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office for possible additional assistance to the victims.

The origin of the fire is still being established by fire probers. — Sheila Covarrubias