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Mayor Climaco gives financial help to disaster-affected families

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Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco led Thursday, November 14, the distribution of almost P400,000 as financial assistance to 100 families affected by flash floods and fire incidents that struck their barangays on different occasions the past three months.

Of the total 100 family-beneficiaries, 24 were hit by fire and flash floods in barangays Patalon, Putik and Guiwan on Aug. 16, Sept. 13, and Oct. 14; 44 were hit by flash floods in Sta. Maria last Sept. 13 and 32 were from Tetuan and Tugbungan hit by flash flood and fire on Sept. 13 and 21.

The City Social Welfare and Development Office recommended the grant of financial assistance after conducting proper assessment and validation of the displaced families.

The amount of the cash aid depends on the extent of damage on houses sustained by the concerned families as mandated under a resolution of the City disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the local government said.

The cash assistance was on top of the relief assistance earlier provided by the City Government. #

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