Bacolod Cares raises P1.4M for Sendong victims-A A +A
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang said that the city governmentÕs Bacolod Cares project has raised P1.388 million which included the P1.2 million allocation from the cityÕs Disaster Risk Reduction Management fund.
Ang chairs the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Social Services.
She said there is already a big volume of non-cash donations, such as water, rice, clothes, blankets, among others. The biggest donation was from the Fa Tzang Chinese Temple which gave 250 boxes of mineral water, 35 sacks of rice, and 1,200 pairs of slippers, she said.
She added that they will ship the donated goods through Negros
Meanwhile, during the executive-legislative caucus on Wednesday, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson said it was decided that out of the P1.2 million budget, the city will give P500,000 to Iligan, P500,000 to Cagayan de Oro, and P200,000 to Dumaguete.
Ang expressed her gratitude to all those who responded to their appeal for contributions. The social workers of the city will continue to accept donations at the cityÕs collection desks at the government center and City Hall, she said.
ÒI hope, somehow, through this, the typhoon victims will be able to feel the spirit of Christmas in spite of this adversity,Ó Ang said.
Meanwhile, a resolution requesting Mayor Evelio Leonardia to lead
various religious denominations in a thanksgiving activity to express gratitude to the Almighty for sparing the City of Bacolod from calamity was approved by the SP Wednesday.
Authored by Councilor El Cid Familiaran, the resolution said the
previous and recent calamities that had struck the country had damaged government critical infrastructure projects, agricultural and fisheries production and resulted in loss of lives, livelihood,
and wastage of billions of pesos.
The SP also approved another resolution authored by Ang expressing profound sympathy to the people of Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Negros Oriental and other cities and provinces who suffered as a consequence of the disaster brought by tropical storm Sendong./CNC
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 24, 2011.