ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog lauded the city disaster risk reduction management council (CDRRMC) after its record showed zero casualty during the onslaughts of Super Typhoon Yolanda last Friday, November 8.
Mabilog said the temporary forced evacuation of families in coastal barangays has helped in the zero casualty accomplishment. He also acknowledged Darwin Papa, head of the Iloilo City Immediate Response team, and several other volunteers and schools.
The mayor said he will not declare state of calamity in the city, but will ask the cooperation of the City Council in approving Supplemental Budget Number 5 to help give financial assistance to affected families.
About P5,000 will be given to 57 families whose houses were damaged, while 313 families owning partially damaged houses will receive P2,500 each.
The number of affected families was recorded at 5,741 in 97 out of the 180 villages in the city. There were at least 28,705 individuals who stayed in 153 evacuation centers during the height of the typhoon.
The city will help the province of Iloilo, especially the fifth district municipalities, by giving financial and kind aid like food, water and medicines.
Mabilog said the City Government has P1.6 million available funds for the 11 typhoon-hit towns in the Fifth district. (Lydia C. Pendon)