P10M for displaced settlers
Cebu City Mayor Michael wants to set aside P10 million for livelihood programs for residents who will be affected by his administration’s clearing of the city’s rivers and creeks.
The fund will be included in the next Supplemental Budget and will be apportioned among qualified residents who live along riverbanks, coastal areas, flood- and landslide-prone areas and other areas vulnerable to disasters and affected by environmental degradation, Rama said.
“The amount is not a dole out and there will be proper monitoring and accounting to ensure that money is used for its purpose,” Rama said.
Each of 1,000 families is expected to receive P10,000.
The Deparment of Trade and Industry, Department of Manpower Development and Placement and Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor will identify the livelihood projects and formulate guidelines for the cash distribution.
Rama said the city will also carry on with its housing projects and provision of relocation sites for qualified beneficiaries.
“Rama yesterday went to sitio Lahing-Lahing and Mahiga Creek in Maboloto supervise the dredging in the area since there really was a significant rise of the water level in the area,” said Mabolo barangay captain Reynaldo Ompoc.
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