DAVAO CITY — Some 45 families and renters affected by a fire incident two weeks ago at SIR Phase 1 in Barangay 76-A Bucana near Bolton Bridge recently received relief and cash aid from the Office of the First Congressional District Rep. Paolo Duterte.
Each of the recipients – 26 house owners (one absentee owner), six renters, eight sharers, and five boarders – received a 10-kilo pack of rice, cooking pots, plates and glasses, other utensils, a whistling kettle, and cash assistance from the lawmaker’s office.
Rep. Duterte’s office said the support is part of the government’s wholesome approach to relieving the plight of the families affected by the incident. The office immediately extended its support to the fire victims following the incident last January 15.
In a report obtained from the Davao City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), the fire gutted 24 houses and partially damaged two houses, leaving 40 families and five borders, or a total of 149 individuals homeless.
The fire started at around 9:20 a.m. and was controlled by the firefighters about 10:49 a.m. The authorities then had to fix the cracks on the bridge following the incident, which left more than P2 million in damages.