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Davao City council approves release of P11-M for victims of ‘Nina’
A lady and young girl stand amidst the rubble left in the aftermath of typhoon Nina in Camarines Sur.
Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes and Calapan City in Mindoro are now in a state of calamity after typhoon Nina struck these areas.
Thousands have been evacuated and millions of pesos in damages were reported particularly in infrastructure and agriculture.
This prompted the city government of Davao to release 11 million pesos to aid in the rehabilitation of affected areas.
A special session was conducted today by the city council to approve the release of the said amount upon the request of Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio.
“They sent resolutions asking the local governments all over the country to help them with their calamity problems (…) the rehabilitation of their place,” said 2nd District councilor Diosdado Mahipus, Sr.
The financial aid will be sourced from the city’s calamity fund since a huge portion of it has not yet been utilized.
The law allows the use of the calamity fund for other areas that have been hit by a disaster or calamity.
“This will be properly audited. This will not be just disposed by the governor. It will be disbursed in accordance with the usual budgeting, auditing rules and regulations,” Mahipus added.
This is not the first time that Davao City did such a move.
Last October the city government released 5 million pesos to help areas affected by Typhoon Lawin.
Also, the city had helped victims of typhoons Yolanda, Pablo and Sendong in the past. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue
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