Zamboanga City extends cash aid to 8 fire displaced families


The city government of Zamboanga has provided cash assistance to eight families displaced by separate fires in Baliwasan and Sta. Maria recently.

City caretaker and officer-in-charge Alexander Eric Elias, together with personnel from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO), gave the aid Tuesday, November 27.

“House owners with totally damaged structures receive P5,000 each while those with partially damaged houses get P3,000 each. On the other hand, house boarders with totally damaged houses get P1,500 each,” the city government said.

Of the eight displaced families, five came from Baliwasan after a fire hit the place on September 8, while three from Sta. Maria during the September 17 incident.

The financial aid was given following a resolution of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC).