THE Cebu Provincial Government has resumed the distribution of Dasig Sugbo cards to the residents affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai).

The typhoon pummeled Cebu on Dec. 16, 2021, destroying roads, houses and other infrastructure.

Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia led the distribution of cash cards on Friday, May 20, 2022, in the towns of Barili and Pinamungajan in western Cebu.

A total of 17,995 cards were given to the beneficiaries: 11,590 in Pinamungajan and 6,405 in Barili.

The cash cards, in P3,000, P5,000 and P8,000 denominations, can be used to buy grocery items and construction materials that can help in rebuilding their homes that were either damaged or destroyed by the typhoon.

The purchase of beauty products, liquor and cigarettes using the cards, however, is not allowed.

Residents with damaged houses received cards worth P3,000 to P5,000, while those with destroyed houses got Dasig Sugbo cards with P8,000 in value.

The giving of cash cards was temporarily suspended in March in observance of the Commission on Elections ruling which prohibits local government units from releasing funds that might be used in campaign activities.

Garcia was reelected to her fifth term as governor last May 9.

The Provincial Government has allocated P2 billion to help the residents recover from the effects of Typhoon Odette.