More typhoon victims in Cebu City to get financial aid

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital | February 02,2022 - 03:06 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More Cebu City victims of Typhoon Odette will finally get their financial aid from the city government and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said there will be eight barangays with at least 2,625 beneficiaries who will receive the DILG aid.

The aid differs for each beneficiary depending on the family size so the mayor cannot determine the amount each beneficiary will receive, but the budget from DILG is P22 million.

“There are I think (more than) 20 barangays that will receive the financial aid. We will be distributing to eight barangays today for the DILG,” said Rama on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

The barangays and the number of beneficiaries each that will receive financial aid from the DILG starting today are the following:

San Jose- 33
Parian – 199
Paril – 149
Capitol Site – 580
Lahug – 250
Malubog – 237
Budlaan – 1,077
Buot – 107

The city’s Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) will also start the distribution of the P5,000 financial aid to typhoon affected structure owners in 16 barangays.

DSWS head Portia Basmayor said they will start the distribution on February 3 to 5, 2022, in the different designated barangay gyms.

Here are the barangays that will receive their P5,000 aid with the number of beneficiaries each:

Buot – 517
Tabunan – 92
Mabini – 389
Agsungot – 220
Budlaan – 976
Banilad – 1,839
Zapatera – 337
Day-as – 78
T. Padilla -1,102
Sto. Niño – 78
Pahina San Nicolas – 732
Sawang – 609
Poblacion Pardo – 106
Labangon – 1,099
Calamba – 316
Kalunasan – 2,172

Rama said that the city has a target of distributing all financial aid by February 25, 2022, which is why he has asked the City Disaster if there is a need to seek a supplemental budget.

He has also ordered City Accounting to hasten the obligating of the 2021 budget, from which the budget for the financial aid is sourced, so the money can be released.

“We will find a way to release the money that is why I asked for a list, how many barangays left, how much money we have so if we need to ask for a supplemental budget, we can” he said.

The DSWS said they are nearing completion in the validation of beneficiaries from the 80 barangays. At least 18 barangays already received their share in January 2022 leaving only 62 barangays left.

/bmjo

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