Thursday, June 20, 2019

Davao City to give P2-M aid to Naga landslide victims

THE city government of Davao will provide P2 million worth of food and cash assistance to Naga City, Cebu, which was placed under a state of calamity following a massive landslide on September 20, 2018 that buried dozens of people.

During the City Council session on Tuesday, September 25, on the instruction of the Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the committee on finance, ways and means and appropriation chair, Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, proposed the food and non-food assistance to victims of landslide.

"We now have another city in dire need of relief operations, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and provision of basic services, thus, our city government is always quick to respond,” Dayanghirang said.

He said that the proposed resolution is for the utilization of 30 percent of the Quick Response Fund (QRF) out of the five percent of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund or the Calamity Fund.

The QRF is the stand-by fund for relief and recovery programs in order that the situation and living conditions of people in communities or areas stricken by disasters, calamities, epidemics, or complex emergencies, may be normalized as quickly as possible.

The proposed resolution was approved under suspended rules.

Some 4,000 families in Naga City were affected by the landslide.

The City Council also bared that there remains P69.482 million in the QRF annual budget.


SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!