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Makati gov’t sending P15-M aid to LGUs hit by ‘Nina’

/ 03:51 AM January 15, 2017
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 GEORGE GIO BRONDIAL

The Makati City government is extending P15 million in financial assistance to towns in the Bicol and Mimaropa regions hit hard by Typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-ten) in late December.

The city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) approved Resolution No. 2017-01, which appropriated the funds for 27 local government units (LGUs) in the provinces of Quezon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes and Marinduque.

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The P15 million would be drawn from the city government’s Quick Response Fund.  “I am saddened that our sister localities had endured such a calamity at a time that was supposed to be a season of joy and hope,” Mayor Abigail Binay, the concurrent head of the city DRRMC, said in a statement.

DRRMC officer Richard Raymund said the financial aid is expected to benefit around 14,000 households in the typhoon-ravaged regions, with each local government receiving between P250,000 and P1 million. —Dexter Cabalza

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