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Lapu-Lapu City eyes next beneficiary of relief assistance

/ 02:17 PM November 28, 2013

AFTER giving relief assistance worth P1.5 million to Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu, the Lapu-Lapu City government is now in the process of identifying the second municipality that will benefit from their financial assistance.

Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro received the P1.5 million cash assistance from Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza. Daanbantayan is one of the towns in northern Cebu that was badly hit by supertyphoon Yolanda.

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Radaza said they also distributed relief goods to Daanbantayan and neighboring municipalities that were also affected by the typhoon.

She added that they have under their care more than 50 evacuees from Leyte who are housed in barangays Mactan and Looc gymnasiums.

She explained it took them quite some time to decide whether to give financial aid to other northern Cebu municipalities as they are also victims of a tornado that hit several barangays in Lapu-Lapu City early this month.

Financial assistance were given to those families in barangays Tingo, Mactan, Punta Engaño and Buaya whose houses were damaged by the tornado.

Radaza said the city council is currently taking up which municipality to extend financial aid after Daanbantayan.

She said the city government is planning to cancel their Christmas party and donate the funds intended for the celebration to typhoon victims.

She, however, said that the Christmas party for the 3,000 indigent children in the city will push through on Sunday at the Hoops Dome.

The Christmas party for persons with disabilities and senior citizens will also be held on a separate date. /CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA

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