City gives cash aid to blaze victims PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 11:44

Eleven families including 4 individuals and boarders whose houses were damaged by the noontime fire in San Jose Gusu last May 17 received financial assistance in line with the City Government’s continuing and unremitting social services.

Mayor Celso Lobregat personally handed over the cash assistance to the victims in the presence of San Jose Gusu barangay chairperson Betty Lou Reyes during simple rites at the City Hall conference room yesterday afternoon. He was assisted by City Social Welfare Officer (OIC) Evelyn Las Marias and personnel from the City Treasurer’s Office.

Of the total recipients, nine families whose houses were totally damaged by the blaze received P5, 000 each; two individuals received P3,000 each as sharer and renter while 4 others received P1,500 each as house boarders, for a total of P57,000 cash assistance.

The City also provided relief assistance to the victims immediately after the incident.

Lobregat explained that the assistance given by the city is intended to help alleviate the victims’ plight. He hoped that such incident will not befall on residents of the city, as he called on the victims to be extra careful to avoid similar incidents in the future.

The amount given to the victims is set by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) formerly the City Disaster Council.

For her part, Chairperson Reyes thanked the City Government for always fulfilling its mandated task to assist suffering constituents. She stressed that the financial assistance will go a long way in assuaging the victims’ condition.   — Sheila Covarrubias