THE fire-affected families of Barangay 23-C here said they would still opt to rebuild their houses at the coastal areas along Quezon Boulevard, despite the fire that hit their houses.
Some 1,000 houses were engulfed by a fire that lasted for more than four hours on Friday evening, leaving around 3,700 families homeless.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte assured that the affected residents will receive financial assistance from the City Government.
"Pagkaon, walay problema. Hinabang, walay problema. Mga early next week, mahuman ng assessment, mu release mi ug kwarta. Mutabang gani ta ug Yolanda nga kalayo ato. Samot na diri (We will help. We have helped the Yolanda victims, we will also help our constituents)," he said.
The residence of Arman Asani, 41, leader of Purok 6 in Barangay 23- C, was among the thousands of houses totally engulfed by fire Friday night.