Solons distribute aid to constituents

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Two Cebu legislators had distributed aid to their respective select constituents who were victims of the recent flooding and to their frontliners.

Cebu Sixth District Representative Emmarie “Lolypop” Ouano-Dizon distributed cash assistance to 4,483 families who were victims of the flash floods when the Butuanon River in Mandaue City swelled over due to the continuous heavy rainfall last week.

The cash assistance amounting to P2.9 million was taken from the fund for Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation or AICS.

In a statement, the legislator said the assistance was based on the validated list from the City Social Welfare Office of the eight barangays affected by the flood.

These include Barangays Canduman (61 families), Casuntingan (149 families), Maguikay (63 families), Tabok (184 families), Tingub (72 families), Alang-alang (99 families), Umapad (312 families) and Paknaan (3,553 families).

She said those families whose homes were totally damaged received P5,000 each; P2,500 each for homes that were partially damaged; and P500 each for those houses that were slightly affected.

To recall, flood victims had to be evacuated from their homes where portions of the said barangays were flooded by up to five feet of water.

She thanked House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco for contributing 1,000 sacks (5 kilos each), while former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also provided the food packs for the flood victims.

Meanwhile, Ako Bisaya Partylist Representatives Sonny “SL” Lagon distributed financial assistance to the barangay tanods, Barangay Health Workers and barangay frontliners the other day in the towns of Consolacion and Cordova.

A total of 2,342 beneficiaries - 1,300 from Consolacion and 1,042 from Cordova - received the assistance. — GAN (FREEMAN)

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