Iloilo gives P3-M aid to North Cotobato, Davao del Sur

ILOILO. Meeting with Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. and the members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Thursday, November 7, 2019. (Leo Solinap)

THE Iloilo Provincial Government will send P3 million as financial assistance for victims of strong earthquakes in Mindanao.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council led by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. has agreed to give P2 million assistance to the local government unit of North Cotabato and P1 million to Davao Del Sur.

This was approved Thursday, November 7, 2019, through a resolution by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) during the meeting at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

Defensor also called on all local government units, non-government organizations, and the private sector in Iloilo to extend their help to Mindanao's quake-hit communities through in-kind donations.

"We will facilitate the transport of these donations to Mindanao," he said.

The governor is also meeting the mayor's league on November 15 to coordinate other possible assistance.

Three strong quakes jolted several areas in Mindanao on October 16 (magnitude 6.3), October 29 (magnitude 6.6), and October 30 (magnitude 6.5). The three quakes were centered on Tulunan, North Cotabato. (SunStar Philippines)


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