Davao City fire victims receive gov’t aid

Davao City fire victims receive gov’t aid

DAVAO CITY – Sixty-two families affected by a recent fire here are continuously receiving assistance from the Office of 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).

In a statement Tuesday, Duterte’s office said it has provided hot meals to 66 families currently staying at Shanghai Gym in Barangay Matina Aplaya after their houses were razed on April 21.

Meanwhile, the CSWDO also distributed food and non-food assistance to the fire victims on Monday.

CSWDO officer-In-charge Julie Dayaday noted that more relief goods were further handed over by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the office of Senator Bong Go, also at Shanghai Gym on the same day.

The distribution is in addition to the hygiene kits, mobile kitchen, and modular tents provided by the city government immediately after the fire.

 “The validation is already done, and we will process the financial assistance to the families within the week,” Dayaday said.

According to Senior Fire Officer 4 Ramil Gillado, Davao City Fire District Station spokesperson, the fire started at around 10 a.m., reportedly caused by a cigarette lighter that a group of children played with. (PNA)

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