DONATIONS for the war-stricken residents of Marawi City have started arriving at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.
Ian de Ramos, head of Special Projects and Concerns Division, said Sunday, June 11, they have received donations from some Negrenses, including 12 boxes of sardines and several packs of food items.
“We expect more donations to come,” De Ramos said.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. had earlier appealed for donations for Marawi residents as he announced that the Capitol itself will donate P1 million in cash.
Marañon added that some local government units in the province have also pledged donations.
Refugees in Negros Oriental
Meanwhile, around 80 residents from Marawi City are now staying with their relatives in the cities of Dumaguete and Tanjay in Negros Oriental, said Governor Roel Degamo.
Degamo said in a telephone interview that the fleeing residents’ families asked for assistance from the Provincial Government.
He added that he instructed the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office to assist the evacuees by distributing food packs.
Degamo also said the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office has screened the evacuees and confirmed that there are no suspected terrorists among them.