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Speaker endorses P150 million aid for Davao flood victims

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Speaker endorses P150 million aid for Davao flood victims
lice and Bureau of Fire Protection personnel rescue flood victims in Governor Generoso town yesterday. Photo posted on the Facebook page of the Davao Oriental provincial government.
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MANILA, Philippines — Upto P150 million in financial assistance has been endorsed by Speaker Martin Romualdez for flood victims in Davao region.

Food packs numbering 21,000 and sourced  from the personal calamity funds of the Speaker and another 30,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) were distributed and facilitated by the offices of Romualdez as well as Tingog Reps. Yedda Romualdez and Jude Acidre.

“This is to ensure and let our kababayans in Davao region know that the government of President Marcos is doing its best to alleviate their condition. Aid will continue to flow in your areas as you all recover from the adverse effects of the floods,” Romualdez said.

“We cannot be sidetracked by political issues that distract us from our primary objectives. We need to ensure that work will continue and public service will reach the people, especially during these difficult times,” he added.

The release of the financial aid was coursed through the DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations program, and to the offices of congressional representatives of Davao as well as local government executives.

The amount was broken down as follows: Davao de Oro Reps. Maricar Zamora, P20 million and Ruwel Gonzaga, P20 million; Davao Oriental Reps. Cheeno Almario, P20 million and Nelson Dayanghirang, P20 million; Davao del Norte Rep. Aldu Dujali, P20 million; PBA Party-list Rep. Migz Nograles, P20 million; Davao del Norte Vice Gov. Oyo Uy, P20 million and Davao de Oro Vice Governor Tyron Uy, P10 million.

“We have initially dispatched 21,000 food packs to Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao de Oro to provide relief to the 455 families reported by the Office of Civil Defense-Davao to have been evacuated and for those severely affected,” Rep. Romualdez said.

In the past weeks, residents of Davao Oriental have been bouncing back from the consequences of heavy rain that pounded  the region, where a total of 45,000 families or 187,000 people are affected.

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