Fire-hit families receive cash aid in Iloilo

Contributed photo

THE Iloilo City Government gave financial assistance Monday, May 18, to affected families, three days after they were displaced by fire at Barangay Ortiz, Iloilo City proper.

Initial amount has been released and expected to be completed within the week. A total of P10,000 will given to those with destroyed houses, and P7,000 for those with damaged houses.

The disaster left 76 totally burned houses and 12 damaged houses, displacing 101 families, eight sharers and five boarders.

"We fast-track financial assistance for fire-affected families as they need the money to start building their house again," Mayor Jerry TreƱas said.

The evacuees are temporarily staying at the classrooms of nearby Phinma University of Iloilo. (PR)


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!