P3-M aid for Bankerohan fire victims set

THE Davao City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) has allocated P3-million financial assistance to be distributed to fire victims in Bankerohan, Davao City.

CSSDO-Davao head Liwayway Caligdong said families who owned houses that are totally burned will receive P10,000 while P5,000 will go to families whose houses are partially damaged.

The renters will also receive P5,000 and the boarders will have P3,000 financial assistance, Caligdong said, adding that the financial assistance will come from the calamity fund of the City Mayor's Office (CMO).

Caligdong, however, said the office has yet to validate the number of the families and individuals who have been affected of the fire incident to ensure the financial assistance will be distributed to the victims.

She added the local government is distributing food assistance through community cooking or distribution of various canned goods and other relief goods to affected families.

Caligdong said they are also conducting psychosocial interventions for both parents and children who may have been traumatized by the incident.

She said their office has estimated 229 houses were totally damaged and eight were partially damaged, affecting 359 families and 65 individuals. The number, however, could still increase.

The fire started around 4 p.m., Friday, and spread towards Puroks 6-A and 6-B along Davao River before razing the fish market at Purok Pagasa.

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