LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Valley is helping out sister city, Danao, Bohol.
A resolution filed by Councilor Roderick Awingan has extended P200,000 in financial assistance to the municipality of Danao.
The amount was culled from the municipality’s calamity fund and was approved by the legislative body in last week’s regular session.
Awingan said, “The Provincial Board of Bohol being significantly affected by the devastating earthquake declared the entire province under a state of calamity and the Municipality of Danao, Bohol is a sister Municipality.”
“In the spirit of sharing, fellowship, friendship and being a sister Municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet the extension of assistance be it small is necessary to encourage the people of Danao, Bohol to stand tall despite this temporary set-back,” he added.
Awingan said Tom Gonzaga, Danao, Bohol Vice Mayor confirmed the devastation caused by the earthquake which leaved two fatalities and extensive damage to infrastructure and houses in their respective municipality.
It was in 2011 when the municipality started to build ties with Danao which was culminated in a sisterhood agreement with the Southern town.
The Valley made sisterhood ties with Danao lauding its accomplishments to rising from a 6th class municipality to being a 1st class town banking on extreme adventure activities.
Danao Bohol is an interior town, 92 kilometers from the capital of the province which is Tagbilaran City; the area of the town covers 9,786 hectares which is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.
The town is endowed with several natural attractions which the local inhabitants seek to enhance and promote as a tourist haven. It has the grandeur of the mountain ranges; the Wahig River winds its way on its rugged terrain; there are plenty of caves the most famous of which is the Francisco Dagohoy Caves.