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Cash aid for soldiers slated this Thursday

By: Jose Santino S. Bunachita December 17,2017 - 10:24 PM

CEBU City Hall is finalizing preparations for the allocation of P10 million in aid to the families of over 100 soldiers who died or were injured during the Maute siege in Marawi City on Thursday this week.

The Cebu City Council approved the P10 million aid to be sourced from Cebu City’s share of funds from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor).

Based on the council resolution, the financial assistance will be given to the family members of 157 soldiers who died and three soldiers that were injured during the Marawi City siege by the Maute terror group.

Mayor Osmeña already wrote a letter to Pagcor chairperson Andrea Domingo requesting the use of the city’s share from Pagcor for the assistance to the soldiers who fought in Marawi which started last May 23.

Under the approved guidelines on the use of the Pagcor funds, it can be used for “projects which involve the extension of emergency assistance to victims or natural disasters and other calamities and terrorism.”

The specific amount to be received by each family will still have to be finalized by the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO).

The turnover of cash aid will be done at the Plaza Independencia on Dec. 21.

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