By Junex Doronio
August 2, 2022
(Photo Courtesy: Everything Cebu)
CEBU CITY — Displaying the Cebuanos’ brotherly love in times of distress, Mayor Mike Rama on Tuesday disclosed that the Cebu City government will donate a total of P50 million as financial aid to local government units (LGUs) affected by the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Abra and affected several areas in northern Luzon.
The energetic mayor of the Queen City of the South said that even if the amount is not enough to restore the damage brought by the tremblor but the aid is Cebu City’s way to promote its big brother program to other LGUs.
“We have always been into giving because biblically, it would be better to be giving and giving because in thousand folds, it will come back and it is also better to be responding and responding so that when the time will come, they will also be responding and we have done that not the first time,” Rama said.
Rama, newly-elected president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), noted that the areas affected hold so much value to the country, especially in heritage and tourism.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that 10 individuals died, while 375 individuals sustained injuries from the earthquake.
Damage to infrastructure was estimated to reach P414,228,000 in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Cordillera, and National Capital Region. (ai/mtvn)