Piapi fire victims receive financial aid
Piapi fire victims receive financial aid
DAVAO CITY- More than 1,048 individuals who were victims of the huge fire on February 25 in Barangay 21-C and Barangay 22-C received financial assistance from the city government through the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) Monday (March 13), CSWDO Poblacion B. District head Gina A. Molon in a report from the City Information Office said.

She said households or individuals whose houses were totally damaged got P20,000; partially damaged P15,000; renters/sharers/caretakers- P10,000; and boarders P5,000.

The recipients of financial assistance in Barangay 21-C are 349 owners of totally damaged houses; six owners of partially damaged houses; 67 renters, 222 sharers, 35 boarders, and a caretaker.

The recipients of financial assistance in Barangay 22-C are 156 owners of totally damaged houses, 18 owners of partially damaged houses, 41 renters, 107 sharers, 45 boarders, and three caretakers.

The financial distribution was conducted jointly with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which also gave a payout of P10,000 to each affected house owner, renter, sharer and caretaker. The families and individuals received welfare goods along with their financial aid.

Molon said the affected individuals in Barangay 21-C and 22-C and their families remain in the barangay gymnasiums pending the rebuilding of their homes. 

Molon said that in Barangay 22-C, most affected families stay at the Barangay Gym in modular tents while some have already returned to the affected area. 

Meanwhile, in Barangay 21-C, only mothers and children stay during the daytime while the head of the family or the father goes to the fire-razed area for rebuilding.

“Nagahatag pa kita pag nakita nato nga kinahanglan og tabang naa gyud ang atong workers on the ground sa operation center. Dili mawad-an og social worker didto until such time nga mabalik na gyud sila,” Molon said.

Molon reminded donors to coordinate with the CSWDO or the barangay to determine if the donations fit the needs of the evacuees.

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