QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Tuesday spearheaded the distribution of P102.1 million in financial assistance to 11 cities and municipalities that were ravaged by typhoons in 2014 to 2015.
Bautista said QC has been helping typhoon-hit areas not only through relief and rehabilitation efforts but also in improving the infrastructure facilities, especially government-owned facilities.
Under the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, a local government may use its disaster risk reduction and management funds to help other local governments struck by calamities.
According to Bautista, the city council has given him the green light distribute the aid for the typhoon victims.
“It is one of the mayor’s thrust to help other local governments recover from the disasters,” Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Karl Michael Marasigan said.
The 11 cities and towns included Ligao City, Albay (P27.2 million), Naga City, Camarines Sur (P20.2 million), Ilagan City, Isabela (P14.7 million), Tabuk City, Kalinga (P12.7 million), Mahatao, Batanes (P7.5 million), Pola, Oriental Mindoro (P6.4 million), Province of Cagayan (P4.5 million), Flora, Apayao (P4.05 million), Ivana, Batanes (P2.08 million), Itbayat, Batanes (P1.3 million) and Batanes (P1.1 million).
Typhoons “Ferdie,” “Lando” and “Nona” hit the affected provinces.