THE Quezon City government has extended over P52 million in aid to cover the rehabilitation and restoration of four towns devastated by Typhoons “Lando” and “Nona” in Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Bulacan and Sorsogon.
Mayor Herbert Bautista handed over the checks representing the city’s financial assistance to the mayors of San Miguel in Bulacan, Baler in Aurora, Bambang in Nueva Vizcaya, and Bulan in Sorsogon during a turnover ceremony on Monday.
He turned over P25,992,769 to San Miguel Mayor Marivee Mendoza, P20,507,637 to Bulan Mayor Romeo Gorgola, P4,528,465 to Bambang Mayor Flaminiano Baldoz Jr., and P1,517,480 to Baler Mayor Nelianito Bihasa.
According to Karl Michael Marasigan, QC Disaster Risk Reduction Management chief and action officer, the funds will be used to restore several government buildings and structures damaged by the two typhoons, such as health centers, schools, barangay halls and municipal halls.
“Mostly, the funds would go to vertical infrastructure projects,” Marasigan said.
The City Council passed a resolution to facilitate the grants, which were sourced from the city’s local disaster risk reduction management fund.
Quezon City will also aid cities and provinces devastated by Typhoon “Lawin” in Isabela, Apayao, Cagayan, and Kalinga.