Makati to donate P22.75M to areas hit by ‘Ompong’
MANILA, Philippines — Makati Mayor Abby Binay on Wednesday said the city government would offer P22.75 million worth of financial aid to cities and provinces devastated by Typhoon “Ompong,” internationally known as Mangkhut, last September.
Binay said the city council passed City Ordinance No. 2018-102 allocating the amount to support the rehabilitation programs of the areas affected by the typhoon.
“We would like to help out fellow local government units with their efforts to recover from the severe damage inflicted by Ompong. We hope our donations can somehow alleviate the plight of the victims,” Binay said.
Under the ordinance, P8.25 million was earmarked for selected provinces in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon — Regions 1, 2, and 3, respectively — and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Another P14.5 million was allocated for 34 cities in the same regions.
In Region 1, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan will each receive P500,000.
In Region 2, Cagayan and Isabela will each receive P500,000, while Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya will each receive P250,000.
In Region 3, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan and Tarlac will each receive P500,000, and Zambales will receive P250,000.
In CAR, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga and Benguet will each receive P500,000.
Makati will also give P250,000 each to Ilocos Norte and P250,000 each to local government units of Batac, Pagudpud and Paoay.
Makati will give P1 million to Laoag City.
In Ilocos Sur, Cabugao will get P1 million, and Caoayan and Santa Lucia will get P500,000.
In La Union, Caba, Naguilian and Santol will get P250,000 each, while Agoo City will receive P1 million.
In Pangasinan, Aguilar, Alcala and Rosales will each receive P250,000; Mangatarem will receive P750,000; and Mangaldan will receive P1 million.
In Cagayan, the municipality of Gonzaga will receive P500,000, while Tuguegarao City will receive P750,000, and Baggao will receive P1 million.
In Aurora, Disalag and Dingalan will each receive P250,000.
In Nueva Ecija, Cabiao, Cuyapo, Guimba, and Licab will each receive P250,000, and Cabanatuan City will receive P500,000.
In Pampanga, the province of Masantol will receive P250,000.
In Abra, Bangued, Bucay, Manabo and Tayum will each receive P250,000.
Makati will also give P250,000 to Kabugao in Apayao and P250,000 to Tublay in Benguet.
Pinukpok in Kalinga will receive P500,000.
The Makati Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) approved a maximum of P500,000 financial aid to affected provinces with 5,001 or more affected families under City Ordinance No. 2017-006.
Meanwhile, for provinces with at least 2,000 to 5,000 affected families, P250,000 will be given.
Presidential Proclamation No. 593 issued last Sept. 25 declared a state of calamity over Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and CAR. due to “widespread destruction and substantial damage and deaths.” /atm
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