Davao sends food packs, cash assistance to flood victims in Luzon, Visayas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 Aug) – The city government has sent food packs and financial assistance worth P6.7 million to the flood-stricken areas in Luzon and Visayas.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Wednesday that the city appropriated P1.05 million for the food packs and P5.65 million for cash assistance to the areas affected in the massive flooding caused by southwest monsoon.

Delivery of Davao’s food packs and financial aid, which was administered by Rey Tagle of the city’s Public Safety Command Center, were made through commercial plane Wednesday night.

The Department of Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported that about 60 areas have been affected in the massive flooding.

The mayor said they will reach out to as much areas as possible, each area receiving from P50,000 to P100,000 worth of cash and goods.

The DSWD said in its report that the massive flooding incident affected 16 cities in the National Capital Region; Calasio in Region 1; Bataan, Tarlac, Zambales, Bulacan and Pampanga in Region 3; Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal in Region 4-A; Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro in Region 4-B.

Iloilo City and Oton in Region 6 will also receive financial aid from the city government.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center reported that the massive flooding incident affected 267, 850 families or about 1 million individuals. Displaced persons, who are outside and inside evacuation centers, reached 163,007 families or 783,707 individuals. (MindaNews)