Mandaue Council OKs cash aid for 2 vendors-A A +A
Monday, December 23, 2013
TWO vendors injured by falling debris at the new Mandaue City Public Market during the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last Oct. 15 will receive P25,000 each from the City Government.
The City Council last Wednesday adopted a resolution giving the amount to Julieta Perez and Azucena Comaingking, who were among the 36 wounded vendors.
Earlier, the council approved a measure giving P5,000 each to injured vendors.
But the families of Perez and Comaingking sought additional cash assistance from the City because of their high hospital bills.
The giving of cash aid was proposed by Councilor Jimmy Lumapas, chairperson of the committee on market and abattoir.
The council earlier approved the giving of P50,000 to the family of 42-year-old vendor Jurinda Casul, who was killed after decorative glass on the ceiling fell on her.
The City has declared the market off-limits following the earthquake.
Vendors have set up temporary stalls outside the market, along nearby sidewalks and in an open space near the adjacent City Cultural and Sports Complex.
The City has granted the vendors a 45-day moratorium on daily rental fees and P5,000 in cash aid.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 23, 2013.