Families affected by monsoon waves to get cash aid-A A +A
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
EACH family affected by the monsoon waves will receive P3,000 as financial assistance from the City Government of Davao.
In her weekly press briefing on Monday, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said technically, the city is not bound to hand cash assistance to residents affected by the monsoon waves since they have already been told that the place is not conducive for living.
Under normal circumstances, Duterte-Carpio said the city is giving P10,000 and P5,000 per family whose house has been either destroyed or damaged by any natural calamity, respectively.
"Kung tan-awon nimo ang lugar, dili jud siya dapat puy-an (If you will assess the area, it is really not fit for living)," the mayor said.
But even then, Duterte-Carpio said, the city will still hand the P3,000 cash aid to more than 60 families affected by the monsoon waves the other weekend.
Maria Luisa Bermudo, chief of the Davao City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), said their office is currently running area-mapping to assess the total number of the affected families.
The incident has affected at least seven barangays including Governor Duterte 22-C, 23-C, Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Dumoy, 76 (Aroma Compound), 76-A, Daliao, among others. Around 335 people were affected.
CSSDO placed the estimated damage at P144,000 but may reach up to a million.
Bermudo said the city will distribute the financial assistance once the area-mapping will be completed.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 07, 2012.