Financial aid for Bankerohan fire victims set

THE Davao City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) is set to distribute financial aid for the victims of the Bankerohan fire incident last April 15, 2015, an official said.

CSSDO Emergency Focal Person Maria Luz Farañal in an text message with Sun.Star Davao yesterday that they have already received the final list of the affected families which they need to make the payroll needed for the distribution of financial aid next week.

Farañal said that in the final list as of yesterday afternoon, a total of 472 families and 1,105 dependents were recorded.

The breakdown: 203 house owners, 253 renters, 47 sharers, 66 boarders, and 3 caretakers.

Each house owner is entitled to receive 10,000 each, renters P5,000 each, and for sharer and boarder P2,000 each.

The CSSDO distributed second food ration with rice and canned goods for around 400 families and 66 individuals last Saturday.
Farañal said that each family received a total of 10 kilos each, 5 kilos per ration, the first food ration was distributed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Before that, CSSDO had already given 15 sacks of rice for the community cooking and the City Mayor’s Office through request of CSSDO Head Maria Luisa T. Bermudo also distributed “lugaw” or rice porridge to the affected families.

She added that they’ve also given mats, blankets, mosquito nets, kitchen utensils, underwear and shorts for children for the families that are now still at the evacuation center.

The DSWD also distributed plates and cups to the victims of the fire. (KVC)
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