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Galante talaga! Gov Marañon says Negros Occidental to make another P1M donation

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The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental under Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has put a figure on its proposed financial aid for Marawi City siege victims–P1 million.

“Marawi needs our immediate assistance. I’m sure the towns and cities will also give their donations,” Marañon was quoted as saying in a SunStar Online report Tuesday (June 6).

The seven figure amount was bared just a day after the Capitol said it intended to send financial assistance to the conflict-stricken city.

It can be recalled that Negros Occidental was able to extend P1-million donations to other provinces before, specifically to Negros Oriental and Bohol when they were hit by earthquakes.

Last May 23, ISIS-linked Maute Group members marched into Marawi in Lanao del Sur. The terrorists blocked off entry points, burned down buildings and held locals as hostages.

Government troops are still trying to flush out Maute from the city.

According to Marañon, the Provincial Government came up with the significant amount after taking note of the huge damage that Marawi has incurred.

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