Remember them? 68 victims of Davao night market blast get livelihood aid

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Some 68 survivors of the night market blast that hit Davao City last Sept. 2 received livelihood assistance from the city government over the weekend.

The city government said the assistance came from the donations of local and foreign groups.

Last Sept. 2, an improvised bomb exploded at busy night market along Roxas Avenue, killing 15 and injuring 74.

“We received around P8.7 million in donations from various groups to the account number that we’ve put up in Facebook, the city government official Facebook page. And we used it for the continuing medical assistance and livelihood assistance,” Mayor Sara Duterte’s chief of staff Raul Nadela Jr. said.

Nadala said each survivor will get P50,000 cash. This amounts to a total of P3.4 million.

He said survivors and beneficiaries were trained by agencies such as the Department of Labor and Employment to assure that the assistance given will not be wasted.

“What’s important is that they can move on with a sustainable livelihood,” Nadela said.