Rama : P5K cash aid for Odette-hit victims continues

By: Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo - Multimedia Intern - CDN Digital | March 28,2022 - 07:18 PM
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama (left) says that the P5,000 financial assistance will continue to be provided to Odette-hit victims of the city as long as the money is there. | Screen shot of Mayor Rama's press briefing

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama (left) says that the P5,000 financial assistance will continue to be provided to Odette-hit victims of the city as long as the money is there. | Screen shot of Mayor Rama’s press briefing

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has pledged to continue distributing P5,000 cash assistance to victims of Typhoon Odette despite election-related restrictions. 

Mayor Michael Rama, during a press conference on Monday, March 28, assured the public that the city government would still disburse the cash assistance for Odette-stricken residents. 

“Wa gyud ni kahumanan basta naa pa ang kwarta. Number two, og naay restriction di sad na siya maundang, labi na inig human sa restriction, manghatag lang gihapon. Wa pa gani siguro mapun-an pa pero padag-a mi,” said Rama.

(There will be no end to this aid as long as the money is there. Number two, if there are restrictions, that will still not be stopped, especially if the restriction is already done, we will still give the assistance. There is even a chance that we will add to the financial aid, but let us win first.)

Rama was referring to the policy by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that would ban candidates from disbursing monetary assistance before the May 9, 2022 polls. 

The mayor also vowed that work inside the CCMC would not stop. However, he did not go into details except mentioning that the city was about to install hospital equipment soon. 

The Cebu City government promised to give financial assistance to residents severely affected by Odette, which lashed across central and southern Cebu last December 2021. 

RELATED STORIES

Rama hopeful to get P15B aid from national gov’t for Cebu City rehabilitation

Cebu City receives P54M in financial aid for Odette affected families

Rama: National government aid must go directly to the barangays

DILG issues show cause orders to 48 LGUs over slow ‘Odette’ aid payout

/dbs

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Cebu‬, Cebu city government, Cebu Dally News, cebu news, financial aid, financial assistance, Rama, typhoon Odette
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.